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First flowers

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Agarita Flowers and Buds 0726

The last two months here have been colder than average, with repeated overnight freezes putting an end to fall flowering and then delaying any spring reflowering—till now. On February 13th, with a noon temperature near 60°F (16°C), I went walking on some undeveloped land in my neighborhood and finally saw a native plant beginning to blossom. It was an agarita bush, Mahonia trifoliolata, some colorful autumn leaves of which you saw not long ago.

I originally had an older picture scheduled for today, but I bumped it so you could see something current and floral and bright.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 15, 2014 at 6:05 AM

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