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Early Spring Blooms

Bradford Pears Line Boston Ave in Medford

Bradford Pears Line Boston Ave in Medford

A Boston Globe article on March 27th quoted scientists’ remarks about the early plants and blossoms we’re seeing this spring after the winter that wasn’t.  They expressed concern about the plants blooming far earlier than ever before – and called “this year’s blossoming one of the earliest in 140 years of recordkeeping.”

I decided to check on the dates of some of my spring photos and posts.  Sure enough, my daffodil photos from years past are dated April 20th and yet our garden is full of them now. The photo above shows the trees that line some of Medford’s streets each spring. Boston Ave. in spring is a corridor of white blossoms.

My post about the trees on Boston Ave a couple of years ago came out on April 10th.  This year, the trees -they’re Bradford pears – have already been in full bloom for at least a week or more.

You really have to wonder what’s going to happen long term to our New England plants and trees.  In the short term we better keep our fingers crossed that we don’t get any snow this spring.  The devastation caused by the last snowstorm when leaves were on the trees is sadly all too evident any time you drive on local highways and see the broken trees that still line the road.

Categories: Living Here

  1. Denise Hamlin

    Iowa looks very much like this too Liz. And like New England, we typically don’t see this kind of action until around the middle of April. I’m hopeful that we don’t get any more snow at this point. Although I am starting to wonder how long we’re going to be pulling weeds considering how early we get to start this year!

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