Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Bud Development Study Ends With Today’s Post

After weeks of slow budding of the four bushes under investigation, I can report a veritable explosion in the growth development. Nature has finally woken up and although a whole month late Spring has sprung. The photos of the final week showed more growth than the combined development of the previous five. The magnolia bush is clearly the winner showing off its magnificent splendour. The lilac came in second. I expect the rose bush to burst into full bloom in another two weeks, and poor little azalea sitting in a shaded and cool area of our yard will be last. I found this study quite interesting and so did you following me. My plan is to repeat the study with four other flowering shrubs in 2021.


Rose                                          Lilac                                Magnolia                                    Azalia

Bonus Photo

“Should we risk going into Peter’s garden?




28 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

  1. Peter, your bud development study provides an interesting contrast to similar plants further south. Most of our plants have open leaves now, with only a few slow ones playing catch-up. Hope your cold-weather vegetables are still hanging in there!

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  2. I know it’s a big genus, with lots of subsections, but in my mind, I always associate “magnolia” with the South, so it seems strange that it’s the first to blossom. The magnolias here in NY are opening up too. Peter, this has been a very interesting time-lapse project! I like your imagined duck conversation, too. 🙂

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  3. “but in my mind, I always associate “magnolia” with the South, so it seems strange that it’s the first to blossom.” – Same here. I didn’t know they’re doing that great so far north.

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  4. Wow kann ich da nur sagen, das ist ja wirklich explosiv!

    Der Flieder blüht bei uns noch nicht richtig.
    Right, English, but my Rhodos are showing a bit more life. My Japanese azaleas are very reluctant this year, no flowers yet.

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