Spring Awakens

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    • Lots of colorful sprouts and buds are emerging in the Discovery Garden at BBG. Photo by Rebecca BulleneLots of colorful sprouts and buds are emerging in the Discovery Garden at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • Spring awakens. Photo by Rebecca BulleneSpring awakens. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • Signs of spring are appearing throughout BBG! Here Cyclamen coum blooms along the Washington Avenue entrance to The Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Signs of spring are appearing throughout BBG! Here Cyclamen coum blooms along the Washington Avenue entrance to The Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • A most welcome sign of spring to come, crocuses are blooming today at BBG! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A most welcome sign of spring to come, crocuses are blooming today at BBG! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Buds are growing and getting big on the 72 magnolia trees planted in the Judith D. Zuk Magnolia Plaza at BBG! They begin blooming mid-March; such a colorful and sweet-smelling sign of spring! Photo by Rebecca BulleneBuds are growing and getting big on the 72 magnolia trees planted in the Judith D. Zuk Magnolia Plaza at BBG! They begin blooming mid-March; such a colorful and sweet-smelling sign of spring! Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • Weeping Kilmarnock Willow under melting snow.Weeping Kilmarnock Willow under melting snow.
    • Crocus bloom. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Crocus bloom. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Hellebore flowers opening for spring. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Hellebore flowers opening for spring. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Winter Jasmine. Photo by Rebecca BulleneWinter Jasmine. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • Bright green buds and leaves of a early blooming Hellebore. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Bright green buds and leaves of a early blooming Hellebore. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Daffodils coming up in Lily Pool Terrace. Photo by Rebecca BulleneDaffodils coming up in Lily Pool Terrace. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • One of the earliest spring bloomers, Snow Drops. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.One of the earliest spring bloomers, Snow Drops. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • A yellow Anemone breaks through the mulch of fallen leaves in early March. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A yellow Anemone breaks through the mulch of fallen leaves in early March. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Hundreds of Crocus buds are emerging in the Rock Garden at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Hundreds of Crocus buds are emerging in the Rock Garden at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • The bud of a Star Magnolia begins to open on a sunny March morning in the Judith D. Zuk Magnolia Plaza of BBG. Photo by Rebecca BulleneThe bud of a Star Magnolia begins to open on a sunny March morning in the Judith D. Zuk Magnolia Plaza of BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • The bees are buzzing at BBG! Here a bee collects pollen from a crocus patch near the Rock Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.The bees are buzzing at BBG! Here a bee collects pollen from a crocus patch near the Rock Garden. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • A field of crocus. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A field of crocus. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • A Tree Peony bud begins to unfurl on a sunny March day at BBG. Photo by Rebecca BulleneA Tree Peony bud begins to unfurl on a sunny March day at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • The showy and beautiful male catkins of the Salix gracilistyla or 'Rose-Gold Pussy Willow' turn from red to yellow from pollen. Photo by Rebecca BulleneThe showy and beautiful male catkins of the Salix gracilistyla or 'Rose-Gold Pussy Willow' turn from red to yellow from pollen. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • A viola pansy opens in the afternoon sun in the Fragrance Garden of BBG.A viola pansy opens in the afternoon sun in the Fragrance Garden of BBG.
    •  Prunus kansuensis,  or Kansu Peach, explodes into bloom. Photo by Rebecca Bullene Prunus kansuensis, or Kansu Peach, explodes into bloom. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    •  Prunus mume 'Bonita' rosaceae  has an abundance of blooms in mid-March at BBG. Prunus mume 'Bonita' rosaceae has an abundance of blooms in mid-March at BBG.
    • Hellebore blossom signaling spring! Photo by Rebecca BulleneHellebore blossom signaling spring! Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    Brooklyn has seen some lovely weather in the past few weeks (along with some pretty serious rain) and that's caused spring to awaken all around the garden. From early snow drops and crocuses to flowering apricot and peach trees, there's quite a lot to see in bloom this March! The first to emerge were hellebores. There's almost 20 varieties on display all around BBG but one of the best places to see a wide assortment of color is in the Rock Garden. Soon after the hellebores crocuses began to sprout and bloom, causing quite a stir as they often blanket large areas creating fields of purple where there once was snow. This week there's been an explosion of blossoms on some of our flowering trees, most notably a Japaneses Flowering Apricot near the 1000 Washington Avenue entrance to BBG and a beautiful Kansu Peach tree in the Lily Pool Terrace.

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