|Do you know where this state park is in Massachusetts? Hint – it has an amazing showcase of Rhododendrons and Azaleas mid-spring.|
What a first weekend of spring. What started with snowflakes, then a melt and warm-up, now back to the deep freeze - ugh! But hopefully you were able to get out in nature, do a bit of pruning or clean-up in the garden, or just enjoy the first awakenings of this season we love the most.
A few noteworthy tidbits or #DYK (Did you know) to prompt outdoor thinking:
- Be on the lookout for White pine blister rust – there is a mutated fungus infecting white pine forests in parts of New Hampshire. Click here for the details. As always, if you love the outdoors, gardening and the environment, you should be tuned in not just to the beauty but what may be overshadowing it and what you can look for or do about it.
- For those that love to explore – the Denver Botanic Gardens had more visitors last year than any public garden in North America. Read why there were more than1.4 million visitors. Time to put this and many others on your North American list of botanical gardens you might want to see next. Maybe it’s just a reminder to catch up with a garden close to where you live. Get inspired with a workshop or class.
- If you love birds, the state of Massachusetts will be conducting their April 10th spring nesting survey of the bald eagle, which has made a huge comeback in Central Massachusetts. Read about some of the places you might spot an eagle in flight or better yet, a new nesting area and you can put it on the map.
A quick post with a few #DYK tidbits to share on this chilly Monday morning. Get chatty and send your design and garden questions or just share your spring thoughts.
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