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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 –

1 March 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 9

Squill (Scilla bifolia) in the Martenatuin (Franeker).

Squill (Scilla bifolia) in the Martenatuin (Franeker).

At the moment we are at a temporary turning point in the growth and flowering of Stinzenplants that is accompanied by a weather change. The unusually warm weather is now alternated by somewhat more normal weather and therefore lower temperatures. – Read More –

22 February 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor 2019: Calendar week 8

Diifferent Snowdrops in Park Jongemastate.

The Snowdrops with green and yellow ovaries mix in Park Jongemastate.

The prospects for the weekend and the days after are again excellent. Many correspondents report that this year both the Crocuses and the Snowdrops do exceptionally well. – Read More –

15 February 2019

Stinzenflora-monitor: Calendar week 7

A bee enjoys the Winter Aconites at Stinze Stiens.

A bee enjoys the Winter Aconites in the warm sunshine at Stinze Stiens.

We had some wonderful days this week and for the coming week the predictions are quite good too. The stinzenflora is now developing rapidly, but its development differs from place to place. – Read More –

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