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10 May 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 19

Phaesant's Eye with Geranium phaeum at Hackfort.

Phaesant’s Eye with Geranium phaeum at Hackfort.

This is already the last episode of the Stinzenflora-monitor of this season. Philippusfenne puts it this way: the leaves are on the trees and the stinzenflora season has ended. The coming week you can still enjoy – Read More –

3 May 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 18

Double Meadow Saxifrage in full bloom at Martenastate.

Double Meadow Saxifrage in full bloom at Martenastate.

The Stinzenflora flowering season is coming to an end. The Double Meadow Saxifrage is one the late flowering stinzenplants. That does not mean that there is not much else to see in the various terrains. – Read More –

27 April 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor: Calendar week 17

The Star-of-Bethlehem (Gersstjer in Frysian which means 'Grass star') in Feanw芒lden.

The Star-of-Bethlehem (Gersstjer in Frysian which means ‘Grass star’) fits to its name in Feanw芒lden. It blooms in the whole garden at the Schierstins. The Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem still doesn’t show up here, but usually it blooms quite late in the spring season.

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19 April 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 16

First seed pods of the Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem at Stinze Stiens.

First seed pods of the Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem at Stinze Stiens.

It is warm and sunny and (too) dry, and it will stay that way for the coming week. That means that seed of the Winter Aconites and Bulbous Corydalis will become ripe this week. The Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem is already starting to form seed pods.

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12 April 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 15

View of the Martenatuin (Franeker) with Wild Tulip and some Daffodils.

View of the Martenatuin (Franeker) with Wild Tulip and some Daffodils.

The weather changes from sunny and warm to sunny and cold and everything in between. It is also very dry. Predicting is always difficult, but with this changing weather it doesn’t get any easier. At the moment the Wild Tulips look great in most places, hopefully that will also be the case next week. – Read More –

5 April 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 14

Large earth bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) on the Bulbous Corydalis at Martenastate.

Large earth bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) on the Bulbous Corydalis at Martenastate.

The Bulbous Corydalis is still in full bloom everywhere. If you wait too long to look at this species somewhere, chances are that they have already seeded and have finished flowering. These flowers are visited by different types of bumble bees, bees and butterflies.
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30 March 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 13

 

Bulbous Corydalis at the St. Vitus churchyard in Stiens.

Bulbous Corydalis at the St. Vitus churchyard in Stiens.

Around this time of the year, seven years ago, Willem and Trudy, who created Stinze Stiens, came to Stiens for the first time in their life in search of the flourishing Bulbous Corydalis at the churchyard of the St. Vitus Church in Stiens. Not only did they find this place, they also found the Doktersh没s with the special garden. After the sale was closed, they never left.
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21 March 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 12

Some Wild tulips already yellow at Dekema State.

Not only one, but several Wild tulips start to get yellow buds, Dekema State next to the drive way on the south slope near the ditch.

The progress last week was a bit less than we had expected. Nevertheless, developments continue and the spring has now officially begun.

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14 March 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calender week 11

Bulbous Corydalis at Dekema State.

Bulbous Corydalis at Dekema State did grow a bit compared to last week.

There was a lot of wind and rain last week. No attractive weather to venture out to see stinzen plants. The Squils suffered from the bad weather. There was not so much to be seen last week. But change is coming. – Read More –

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