Denise Goldberg's blog

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

bare branches... leaves

The trees and plants in Downeast Maine seem to be about two weeks behind the trees and plants at home from a growing season standpoint. This was very noticeable on my drive home yesterday. While there were some trees in Acadia and Bar Harbor that were starting to show a skim coat of green they were mainly wearing bare branches. As I moved through southern Maine, New Hampshire, and into Massachusetts the trees were wearing green, some with full leaves, some a step before.

While tulips here started to open nine days ago, most of the tulips in Evin's garden were not close to blooming. There was one that opened for me, moving from a tight bud when I arrived to full bloom by the time I headed for home.

Evin's tulip