Vegetation around the Mystery Hole
Bees like these and so do I
Full bloom in mid-April
Johnny Jump Up
Wood hyacinth, Spanish bluebell
Endymion hispanicus (Scilla hispanicus)
New fronds emerging in late April
Polypodiaceae Nephrolepis exaltata
New fronds emerging in mid-April
Fronds fully unfurled by early June
Campanula (species undetermined)
Phlox (carolina, maculata, or suffruticosa)
The only surviving genus of the ancient order of Calamitales, which died out 150 million years ago, and included species as large as the Douglas fir seen in the background.
About 25 species of Equisetum exist today, commonly ranging in height from a few inches to the three or four feet typical of E. hyemale. E. giganteum, native to South America, can reach heights of 60 feet, though its diameter is only one inch.
This year's growth is light green
Japanese Timber Bamboo
Phyllostachys bambusoides (likely)
One week old shoot 32 inches tall May 29th
One week later eight feet tall June 4th
One more week 18 feet tall June 11.
One month old, nearing full height June 21.
Stalks to right are about 30 feet tall.
Side branches have yet to emerge.
Privet bloom May 29th
And after the bloom, the trimming.
Cherry laurel hedge page
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