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Winter didn’t see to faze the Fargo/Hoyne Bee & Butterfly Garden.  Enjoy these brand-new spring shots: 

1) “Biedermeier” columbine, strawberries, tarragon, “Snowflake” catmint

2) “Champagne Elegance” bearded iris, “Everest” allium

3)  ”Coronation Gold” Achillea, “Star of Persia” allium

What to do with all of that Michigan asparagus…

…here’s a fine idea from Margaret Roach - somewhere halfway between a quiche and a frittata, and loaded with asparagus.  Really good eats.  

Early season blooms at the Shakespeare Garden, Northwestern University - Easter Sunday, 4/20/14

 1) Scilla

2) Narcissus, scilla 

3) Peony shoots

4) Naturalized narcissus outside the formal garden confines

5) Robust naturalized scilla

6) A white scilla variety 

A year ago, this is how far along the snowdrops were at the Shakespeare Garden in Evanston.  This year?  NOTHING.  We’re not alone, either… 

A year ago, this is how far along the snowdrops were at the Shakespeare Garden in Evanston.  This year?  NOTHING.  We’re not alone, either… 

Via Margaret Roach, a winter doodle by Andre Jordan.  Very North Shore-appropriate this winter.  

Via Margaret Roach, a winter doodle by Andre Jordan.  Very North Shore-appropriate this winter.