No matter the temperature, I don’t consider it to be really spring until I spot the first spring beauties of the year. These sweet whitish/pinkish mid-Atlantic florets (Claytonia virginica) are among the first to stretch out of the mud and leaf litter to add a spritely touch to an otherwise brown woodscape.
Valentines day is filled with the smell of roses and the taste of chocolate. But what about the smell of roses and the taste of roses? If your date plays it cheap today and says your roses are to smell and eat, you wouldnt be the first one to eat a flower.
Growing up, I felt certain that grass and most trees did not have flowers. They just had leaves and seeds — that was all I could see, anyway.