Snow in March

pansy potSpring sure came to Ohio in a rush. Most of the things in my yard are about 2-3 weeks ahead of time. The twist is that the snow that hit my garden last week didn’t need freezing temperatures. The ‘snow’ that fell consisted of the flower petals from my weeping cherry.

Take a moment and check out the Nest Cam Links below on the right. Two of the Decorah, Iowa Bald Eagle chicks have arrived and everyone is anxiously waiting for the third egg to hatch, possibly today. You have the best seat in the house – and, yes, that is a squirrel carcass on the edge of the nest. I added a new nest cam today: it’s a Great Blue Heron nest in New York. On to the rest of the news….

The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park is offering a great program this Sunday, April 1 from 1-2:30 pm at the  Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center (located on Wright Brothers Hill, 2380 Memorial Road opposite the Wright Memorial, off Kauffman Road and State Route 444, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 45433). “Bark, Buds and Tree Buddies Spring I.D. Program ” is a free family-friendly program where one can learn how to identify trees in the spring using the many clues found: bark, shape, habit, twig structure and more. Call 937-425-0008 for more information.

Bluestone Perrenials is offering 15% off to friends and members of The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs through May 1. Just key in the code E2OAGC528 on your order.

Aullwood Audubon Center’s Native Plant Sale will be April 14 from 10 am to 4 pm. Check out over 100 species of native trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses. Check out their 2012 plant sale brochure. Call 937-890-7380 with questions.

The Columbus Museum of Art‘s annual Art in Bloom will take place April 19-22. There will be a Floral Design Workshop with Garden Club of Ohio’s 2nd VP Lynn Fronk on Friday, April 20 at 2 pm. Cost is $50. Check out the whole schedule HERE.

Schnormeier Gardens has announced the date for their annual Open House Tour. The dates are June 6-10 from 10 am to 4 pm. Located in central Ohio outside Gambier, this private 50 acre garden’s focal point is a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. Other structures on the property include a Japanese teahouse, garden house, Chinese pavilion and arched bridge. The gardens have a distinct Asian flavor and feature rare conifers and unique sculptures. This will be your ONLY chance to visit this AMAZING garden this year. Check out the website HERE.

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