Browsing All posts tagged under »Flowers«

Maryland Wildflowers of Spring and Summer

May 4, 2009


You can see the progress of spring (and soon summer) week by week, as Maryland’s wildflowers make their brief annual appearances. By the beginning of May, dandelions are already an old story. They’ve been everywhere for weeks. The first dandelions started going to seed by the second week of April here in West Ocean City, […]

Maryland Summertime Blues

June 19, 2008


The tide of purple clover has crested on Maryland hillsides, and is beginning to fade. The little white clover that thrives in mowed lawns will be with us through the dog days. The orange day lily arrived in mid-June. It will peak on July 4, and disappear before August. We have experienced one June heatwave; […]

Spring in Maryland – Cherry Blossoms and Forsythia

March 27, 2008


The Japanese Cherry Blossoms will be in their glory this weekend, and so will the Maryland forsythia. The pink Cherry Blossoms hold forth around the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park in D.C. If you go to see them, I recommend Metro. The Cherry Blossom traffic will be terrific. You don’t have to go anywhere […]

Spring in Maryland – First Wildflowers

March 10, 2008


Frost covered the rear window of my Honda at 7:30 Monday morning in Olney. The clock in the car said 6:30 a.m. (The owner forgot to spring that clock forward to daylight saving time. He forgets every year.) Whatever time you’re on, it was early morning after a seasonally cold late-winter night. Frost on the […]