Book Review—When Perennials Bloom by Tomasz Anisko

In this book I finally found an answer to my question ‘Why do some trees bloom so early?’  Early spring is a hard time, when the wind and the snow keep trying to disturb those beautiful spring flowers.  In When Perennials Bloom—An Almanac For Planning and Planting (2008),  Tomasz Anisko states “Blooming may be timed so the flowers are more visible to the pollinators.  In forests, … Continue reading Book Review—When Perennials Bloom by Tomasz Anisko

Phenology, A Matter of Time

Timing is everything.  A good time, a bad time.  It’s about time.  Never enough time!  The relationship between plant and  animal life cycles and the seasonal changes in climate is called phenology, or the science of appearance.  Examples are the date of the first leaf or flower on a plant, emergence of insects and the appearance of specific migratory birds.  The National Phenology Network describes it … Continue reading Phenology, A Matter of Time