Leonard Katoski Greenbelt bluebells should be at peak on Mother’s Day this year. Already we have quite a spring show. Thousands of spring beauties and all colors of violets are in full bloom. Trout lillies on high ground are out. Tens of thousands of bluebells are blue with pink buds following. A few spring phlox are starting. Take a hike and enjoy.
A mile from Blackhawk Creek, my yard has different soil and wildflowers. Bloodroots are finishing. Rue anemonies are peaking. The grey dogwood is starting. The redbuds are opening. Prairie and Grandiflora trilium are up but not quite open. True and false Soloman seal will come later, as will bellworts, wild ginger, and a host of may-apples. And, of course the daffodils, scilla, crocus, and tulips.
Life is good if you take the time to enjoy it.
Jay Ginther, MD