Our tulips are starting to emerge!

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides."-- W. E. Johns

Spring is definitely on its way! Many redbuds are in bloom, and now some have leaves starting to open. Other kinds of trees such as oak and willow trees already are sporting tiny green leaves. Many fruit trees are beginning to have blossoms opening too.

The fire ant mound in our front flower bed is active again( one of my least favorite signs that spring has really gotten started. Another less pleasant sign of spring's arrival is the pollen candles that are developing on the pine trees in the area. Kingwood is located in a mixed forest of pines, oaks, gum trees and other varieties that have been planted by homeowners. Late February often means a light chartreuse powdering of pine pollen covering cars, fences and the beginning of spring allergies.

Here is the tip of the first bulb to emerge!(7:30 a.m.on February 10,1998) It poured rain most of the day, and the temperatures were warm. By the end of the day, it was twice as tall and a much darker green.

This page was developed through GirlTECH '97 a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation(CRPC), a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center Thanks also to the RGK Foundation for its generous support.

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