Spring has definitely sprung at Rotary Botanical Gardens!

What a whirlwind 2024 has already been …

With unusual warmth in February and March, the garden was awakened earlier than ever. Winter aconite, hellebores, and even some of the earliest daffodils flowered in February, at one-point blooms were about 3 weeks ahead of schedule from where we typically are accustomed to.

Cooler temperatures in late March and early April have slowed our record pace this spring, but that isn’t a bad thing. We saw flower buds on Magnolia trees start to swell to the point where they were nearly ready to open; luckily none of ours did, so they remained unscathed and ready to flower with profusion in the next week or two.

From the hundreds of thousands of bulbs, to all our flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials, the garden is set to tantalize the senses with a bevy of color and fragrance this spring. This might just be my favorite time of year because we have so much interest to look forward to in the garden.

Spring has definitely sprung at Rotary Botanical Gardens!

See you in the garden.
Michael Jesiolowski – Director of Horticulture