Posted by: David Giacalone | March 22, 2012

early heat brings early blossoms

 The past two weeks of exceptionally warm weather have brought the tulips out prematurely in Albany’s Washington Park, and a variety of blossoms out on Washington Avenue in the Schenectady Stockade more than a month earlier than last year.   We focused on the arrival of our 2011 cherry blossoms on April 26 last year, and on blooming magnolia and forsythia on April 28th.   This slideshow has pictures taken today, March 22, 2012, along and behind Washington Avenue. [find more from March 26 here]

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. early blooms on Washington Ave. – March 22, 2012 .

I’m curious to see what the early blooming will mean for the fullness and duration of our blossom season here in the Stockade.  [update: see the Daily Gazette, “Warm weather messing with Mother Nature” (March 23, 2012, A1, by John Enger, online by subscription).]

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– 2011, a “normal” Spring arrival: magnolia and forsythia blossoms along Washington Ave. – late April 2011; more here

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