Plants are understandably confused by the recent unseasonably warm weather. On February 1, the temperature in Central Park hit 60 degrees! The Japanese quince, an early Spring flower, is already blooming. Christmas roses have spread their white petals and the Bearsfoot Hellebore has been strutting its stuff for weeks. “I’d say we’re about a month early,” said Maria Hernandez, the Conservancy’s director of horticulture. Below, check out a slideshow from the conservancy, and read more about the early blooming cycle on its website.
Top photo by Avi.