I, like many others who are eager to get a jump on the gardening season (I’m sure), have been looking for some sort of an online schedule for plant and tree bloom dates for my area…which happens to be New York.
Right now, the only things I see are the Red Maples popping out the slight red haze that they offer every year at this time. They are the little red buds that seem to disappear after about a week or so only to come back as leaves in a few weeks. Also, our daffodils and other smaller bulbs are pushing through the mulch. I see a few little flowers, but not much more.
I am a pretty impatient person. It is one of my finer qualities. Here’s the thing…I do it every year. I have absolutely no idea when anything blooms in this area. I would’ve thought that by this time, there would be some awesome looking graphics online that shows all the bloom dates for all areas of the country. When I type in Google: “When do trees bloom in the Northeast,” I get a bunch of junk. Now, at least when someone types that in, they will see this post and offer me fantastic links to exactly what I am looking for.
I am getting a little tired of the gray and brown that I see every day driving to work. I just want to see sun and green. I want to go up to Sam’s Point and take some pictures to show you guys. I also wouldn’t mind taking out the motorcycle and gettin’ a little crazy. I promised the guys at work I would take it in at least once this year. Yeah, I know, that was off topic.
Anyway, if you know of the resource I am looking for, please pass it on. Thank you!