Backyard Blue Zones
My backyard is drier than Katoski along Blackhawk Creek. The spring wildflowers are different.
Scilla were first, followed by bloodroot. Daffys and narcissus, each variety a few days later. Bellwort is always brief. False anemone, toothwort, black cohash, blue myrtle. Prairie trillium are the best in the nearly 40 years I have savored them. Redbuds are spectacular this year. Mayapples, starry nose Soloman seal, lillies of the valley, Jacob’s ladder, true Soloman seal, shooting star, are up but not blooming yet. French lilacs have started, but Miss Kim and Persian not yet. Rose Rhododendrons are a mass of hudreds of blossoms.
Anther Blue Zones experience.
Jay Ginther, MD