Field of Science

Friday Fabulous Flowers - Peak blueness, no glove neeeded

March 18 is just about peak blueness this year, a bit earlier than most years, but such a mild winter. And TPP had no need of a glove to abluterate the yard either, it just happens after a few decades of naturalizing.  And this is only a small portion of our blueness, which will then turn into greenness, which if you should try to mow it prior to die-back, will slime you mower green (mucilage in the leaves). Wonder how many bulbs per square yard this represents?  You could guess, but who would confirm the accuracy? In case if you are too young or too poorly edumacated in the classics to understand the reference to  glove and blueness, here's an image from the Yellow Submarine to remind you or confuse you.

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