Mar 06 2014

Slow Spring …

Published by at 7:46 am under Phenology

No crocuses yet (photo by Kate St. John)
At this point in March the crocuses should be sprouting leaves and about to bloom in Pittsburgh.

Crocuses in the city typically open around March 11, a date I’m aware of because I blog about them every year.  Here’s when they’ve bloomed in Schenley Park since 2009:

Do you think the crocuses will open by March 11 this year?  No.  🙁

We aren’t alone in having a slow spring.  Watch the delayed wave of blooming tulips on Journey North’s Tulip tracking site.


(photo by Kate St.John)

p.s.  Found these tiny crocus leaves popping up at CMU this morning.  I don’t think they’ll have flowers in less than a week.

Crocus leaves at CMU, 6 Mar 2014 (photo by Kate St. John)

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3 Responses to “Slow Spring …”

  1. Anne Curtison 06 Mar 2014 at 10:27 am

    Daffodils are sprouting at the bottom of the inner quad at CMU. I saw them Sat. (walking the dog!) and told them “Silly things! Get back underground; we’re s’posed to have 6-12 inches of snow Sun.” They knew better.


  2. Dick Nugenton 06 Mar 2014 at 7:16 pm

    About 10 days ago most of the snow in our Hampton Township yard melted and revealed Snow Drops blooming under the snow. They normally bloom at the end of January, so even they are late. Also the Ozark Witch Hazel hybrid at Beechwood Farms is in full bloom. No sign of our Crocus yet.

  3. Anneon 09 Mar 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Our yellow crocus plants came up here in Middle TN about a week ago and now the purple ones are out, too.

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