March 21, 2018
March 1 - 15, 2017
RBG Rose Garden edges, Hendrie Valley, and Arboretum;
and a property just west of the Hamilton border
Skunk Cabbage continues to bloom and the Sunday March 18 group saw the first Coltsfoot bloom but the following list only goes to March 15. I am checking our Silver Maples daily but have not seen any blooms yet. The buds are quite swollen. According to the Hamilton Weather report there is pollen from Ceders, Junipers, some Maples and some Aspens in the air there but, again, I see no sign of blooming at our location in Brant County and have not seen any during my Hamilton walks.
Wild and Naturalized Flowers Blooming
(N = New for the year * = Not native to our area)*-------Table_Information---------*/>
|New||English Name||Latin Name||French Name|
|Chickweed, Common *||Stellaria media||Stellaire moyenne|
|Skunk Cabbage||Symplocarpus foetidus||Symplocarpe fétide|
|Snowdrops *||Galanthus nivalis||Perce-neige|
|N||Winter Aconite *||Eranthus hyemalis||Aconit d'hiver|
|N||Witch Hazel, 'Aurora' *||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aurora'||Noisetier de sorcière 'Aurora'|
|N||Witch Hazel, 'Barmstedt Gold'*||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Barmstedt Gold'||Hamamélis 'Barmstedt Gold'|
|Witch Hazel, 'Brandis' *||Hamamelis × intermedia 'Brandis'||Noisetier de sorcière 'Brandis'|
|N||Witch Hazel, 'Cyrille'*||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Cyrille'||Noisetier de sorcière 'Cyrille'|
|Witch Hazel, 'Heinrich Bruns'*||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Heinrich Bruns'||Hamamélis 'Heinrich Brunss'|
|Witch Hazel, 'Jelena' *||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'||Noisetier de sorcière 'Jelena'|
|Witch Hazel, 'Pallida'*||Hamamelis molis 'Pallida'||Noisetier de sorcière 'Pallida'|
|Witch Hazel, 'Primavera' *||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Primarvera'||Hamamelis intermédiaire'Primarva'|
|Witch Hazel, 'Rochester'*||Hamamelis 'Rochester'||Hamamélis 'Rochester'|
|N||Witch Hazel, 'Ruby Glow' *||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Ruby Glow'||Noisetier de sorcière 'Ruby Glow'|
|Witch Hazel, 'Westerstede'*||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Westerstede'||Noisetier de sorcière 'Westerstede'|
|Witch Hazel, Chinese *||Hamamelis 'Brevipetala'||Hamamélis de chine 'Brevipetala'|
|Witch Hazel, Chinese 'Wisley Supreme'*||Hamamelis mollis 'Wisley Supreme'||Hamamélis de Chine 'Wisley Supreme'|
|N||Witch Hazel, Vernal 'Sandra'*||Hamamelis vernalis 'Sandra'||Hamamélis Printanier 'Sandra'|
|Witch Hazel, Vernal * (Ozark)||Hamamelis vernalis||Hamamélis Printanier|
Monday Wild Flower Walks
The Monday evening walks are finished for the season.
I am working on setting up another weekend afternoon walk in April. Information will follow when it is set up.
Dean walks every Friday afternoon on RBG grounds
and/or the Hamilton Waterfront Trail.
Contact him at least 24 hours in advance for meeting points and times.
Photos from Fleur-Ange Lamothe
Photos and Information from Ron Hepworth
Ron passed away on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012. Because he kept records of early and peak blooming times for nearly 30 years and then passed along his summaries to me for this site, I plan on leaving his last summary here. Below is a small sample of what the whole summary looks like:
ANNUAL FLOWERING RECORDS FOR YEAR 2010 LEGEND
(observed at Brantford, Ont.) FF = First Flower/Pollen 43.10'N--80.12'W PB = Peak/Mid Bloom Date ( )= Interpolated Date E = Estimated Date SPECIES OBSERVED NO. FF FF PB PB LAG YRS 2010 MEAN 2010 MEAN IN DAYS willow buds (sprout/green) 15 Mar 9 Mar 15 Mar 17 Mar 27 -8.0 (Salix alba vitellina) Euro. hazelnut (FF/Pollen) 13 Mar 19 Mar 21 Mar 21 Mar 30 -5.5 (Corylus avellana) skunk cabbage (pollen/PB) 13 (Mar 18)Mar 25(Mar 31)Apr 2 -4.5 (Symplocarpus foetidus) --------------------------------------------------------------------- The link for the rest of the records is below:
Links to Wild Flower Page Home, etc.
|January Blooms - Updated to January 31, 2017||February Blooms - Updated to February 28, 2017|
|March Blooms -Updated to March 31, 2017||April Blooms -Updated to April 30, 2016|
|May Blooms -Updated to May 31, 2016
||June Blooms -Updated to June 30, 2016|
|July Blooms -Updated to July 31, 2016||August Blooms - Updated to August 31, 2016|
|September Blooms - Updated to Sept. 30, 2016||October Blooms - Updated to October 31, 2016|
|November Blooms - Updated to Nov. 30, 2016||December Blooms - Updated to Dec. 30, 2016|