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I consider the time when the March Bank is in its full blue regalia to be the calm before the storm; the storm being the flowering flurry of April. There is a quiet composure to the vast blue display and when viewed from a distance, it is one in which you can get visually lost. […]

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Those words were written by H.F. du Pont in 1916.    That blue sheet of the March Bank is predominately Glory-of-the-snow or Chionodoxa forbesii (above), formerly known as Chionodoxa luciliae. Its blossoms are upward facing and star-shaped. The petals are joined at the base, unlike those of the squill.   The Siberian squill, Scilla siberica (below),  has […]

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It’s Blue!

Just got in from a quick walk along the March Bank at Winterthur. The blue of Glory-of-the-Snow (Chionodoxa lucilliae) and Siberian Squill (Scilla sibirica) is coming along nicely. There is much more blue than I expected with this week’s chilly temperatures. I should never try to second-guess this -or any- garden! Today, it’s about 55 degrees […]

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