Friday, January 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day from Central Park


Mom and I have been doing New York this week, and I've got a lot to blog about after we get home on Sunday.  But I wanted to participate in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for January, because something caught my eye while visiting Central Park today.

We took a rickshaw bicycle ride, powered by a wonderful New York native called Peter, who is three years older than I am, and is in a lot better shape.  The tour took a little over an hour and took us through some gorgeous parts of the park. Peter stopped and allowed us to take some pictures, which I will post later - except for one.

As we began our walk through Strawberry Fields, I happened to look down and what I saw, made me smile in amazement:


Snowdrops blooming in Strawberry Fields at Central Park
 
These snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), along with unseasonably warm temperatures near 50° F, let me know that in spite of the fact that there's a good deal of winter left, spring isn't far behind it.  I've no idea if my snowdrops have done anything in my one-zone-colder garden back in Ohio, but I'll be checking, once we've returned from our first trip to The Big Apple.

19 comments:

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Whoa, it's actually a little early for Snowdrops. Just a little.

It's been so bitterly cold, I'm surprised there's anything. Snowdrops are usually the harbinger of irreversible Spring, but I'm not confident about that statement this year!

Annie in Austin said...

Oh Kylee - count on you to find flowers in the middle of NYC in winter, and to find snowdrops in Strawberry Fields makes it even better. Your trip has been packed solid with tourist fun - it's been fun reading your trip tweets.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose
(in Texas over 10 years and still missing snowdrops)

Carol said...

Very pretty! Thanks for thinking of bloom day while you were enjoying the sights of NYC!

Gail said...

Sounds like y'all are having a ball. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hmmmm I always thought that NY was colder than here. Those snowdrops give us hope of spring to come. I will have to get out and look to see if mine are up. It certainly has been warm enough here to encourage them to pop out. It sounds like you and Mom are having too much fun.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Kylee girl !
Was this trip related to being on one of the "talk" shows ? LOL
I was sure you mentioned some thing about your 15 minutes of fame girl ? wink wink
I am so amazed to see these snowdrops ! they are so beautiful and I bet you were so surprised yourself to see them there.
That little trip through the park must have been wonderful and to have it powered by a guy in such great shape .. well I have to do this again .. wink wink ! LOL
Joy : )

Tom said...

Kylee- Back on January 14, 2006, Megan and I visited NYC, and Daffodils were in FULL BLOOM in a sheltered courtyard at Riverside Church. It was pretty amazing, NYC has its own interesting microclimate, being a gigantic heat island.

Tom

Darla said...

Oh eye candy for the gardener!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Oh, how beautiful! A taste of spring...

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a wonderful surprise Kylee. Glorious Spring is getting closer. I can tell you are having a wonderful time and will have loads to share when you get home. Have a blast!
Lona

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Snowdrops...happy sigh. I'm two months from them, but that's okay. I know they'll happen. Glad you're having a good time...

Diana said...

I just love the wonderful optimism of snowdrops! It does seem a tad early though. Just think...only 63 more days till spring officially arrives!!

thewritegardener said...

Good eye Ms. Kylee!

I hope y'all are enjoyin yourselves!

Shady Gardener said...

Oh, My! What a beautiful clump of snowdrops. I probably won't see mine until March?

Beth said...

So pretty! I planted snowdrops last fall, because I know they are one of the earliest flowers to bloom. I also have hellebores. Unfortunately, mine are under about 20" of snow!

http://beyondthegardengate-beth.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

Hi, I am visiting all of the wonderful gardeners who took part in the gardening by letter project.I was blown away with all of the wonderful gifts and cards I received.
I visited NY and Central Park 3 years ago and I am sure you and your Mom are having a wonderful time, I will come by again to read about yur holiday

Diana said...

Love those snowdrops, Kylee. Sounds like you had a great time in NYC -- and we all had fun following you. Makes me want to go back for a visit, too.

Mary Anne said...

We have a bit of a warm spell now, don't we? It's our January thaw. I was out doing a little cleanup today...just loving it. :-)

Kerri said...

Oh my! Those snowdrops are such tough little bloomers! They seem very early, even for NYC. Amazing!!
Glad you didn't miss them :)

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