Friday, March 18, 2011
A Few Blooms Appear
A follow-up of yesterday's comments and photo of Spreading Dogbane, here is one from my archive to further 'prove' its beauty. The first leaves have broken ground, but dogbanes usually don't bloom around here until June. Manzanita, however, is blooming. Rather subtle when winter is still in full force. In fact, it's snowing as I type. But, along the roadsides during recent travels I've seen than many of the manzanita bushes are begun to bloom. It won't be apparent at 55 mph for another few weeks, so you'll need to get out and walk around. No harm done. You might also discover some beautiful bugs.