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Friday, April 10, 2009

April is the Coolest Month: Bloom Explosion in Forest Park

Posted By on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Tulip bonanza! - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • Tulip bonanza!
As you read this, the crab apple and redbud trees in Forest Park are positively bursting over entire brigades of tulips and daffodils. But according to the park's horticultural foreman, Alan Jankowski, you've only got about two weeks left to enjoy them.

Click on the map markers below to view some lovely specimens in the park's northeast corner (then follow the arrow to see a few more).

WHERE STUFF IS BLOOMING


View Forest Park Fauna in a larger map

Too lazy/frightened to use a Google map? Here are some of the photos (garnished with a lil' bit of Chaucer to getcha in the mood): 

When that April with his showers soote [i.e., sweet]...

click to enlarge Crab apple tree at the Sigel Statue - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • Crab apple tree at the Sigel Statue




















...the drought of March hath perced to the roote...

click to enlarge Tulips and pansies - Chad Garrison's favorite! - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • Tulips and pansies - Chad Garrison's favorite!




...and bathed every vein in such liquor...

click to enlarge A coy redbud hiding behind a conifer - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • A coy redbud hiding behind a conifer




...of which virtue engendered is the flower...

click to enlarge Branches of a crab apple tree near Jewish Memorial - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • Branches of a crab apple tree near Jewish Memorial








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