Our unseasonably warm weather has turned the phenology dial up to 11 in my urban backyard native plant / wildlife habitat garden.

Last Wednesday, the furry buds of Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' were extending.
Flower Buds, Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Yesterday, four days later, the shoots have turned upright, and individual flower buds are visible. Bloom is imminent.
Buds, Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Helenium autumnale, Sneezeweed, NYC-local Ecotype. This plant already needs dividing, something I wasn't expecting to do for another month.
Helenium autumnale, Sneezeweed, NYC-local Ecotype

Podophyllum peltatum, Mayapple
Podophyllum peltatum, Mayapple

Trillium (cuneatum?)
Trillium cuneatum(?)

Mertensia virginica, Virgina Bluebells, is already tall and full of sky-blue flower buds.
Mertensia virginica, Virgina Bluebells

Flower Buds, Vaccinium corymbosum, Highbush Blueberry, NYC-local ecotype. This also seems extremely early. Maybe I'll get blueberries in May this year.
Flower Buds, Vaccinium, Blueberry

Allium tricoccum, Ramps
Allium tricoccum, Ramps

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Sweetgum Thursday said...

I hope you get some fantastic shots and get to meet new native pollinators this year in what looks like a wonderful garden from your photos. Do I recognize the trillium from that awesome ephemerals class at BBG last year?

Chris Kreussling (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Yes, the Trillium came from Uli's class! The Claytonia is also up. No sign of the Sanguinaria, which should be up by now.

Amanda Record said...

Ramps are so delicious. I remember being so surprised about how garlicky they were the 1st time I had them.

I just wanted to reach out and share with you this Urban Agriculture in DC Infographic
that I thought you might dig.