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. 

Flowering: start full decreasing
Present: here and there regular massive

Stinzenflora-monitor Calendar 2019 week 12. Scroll horizontally to view all plants. Learn more about a terrain or stinzenplant? Click on the name in the table.

The first flowers of the Wild tulip at Dekema State already got a bit of the beautiful yellow color and that will be more in the coming period. Possibly they will open in the sun next week.

Squills (Scilla siberica) at Stinze Stiens. Many seedlings around.

Squills (Scilla siberica) at Stinze Stiens. Many seedlings around.

The Squills still flower in different places, but Philippusfenne expects that it will decrease in the coming week as well as the bloom of the Glory-of-the-snow.

Bird in a bush in Park Jongemastate.

Bird in a bush in Park Jongemastate.

The Bulbous Corydalis and Bird in a bush both come more and more above the ground and in bloom. Next week, they are expected to flourish in full on the various terrains. In nature, usually only one of both species occurs in the same place. The Bird in a bush usually grows on somewhat lighter soil in nature, while the Bulbous Corydalis prefers loam or clay soil. Both can occur at the same time in the more artificial environment of a park or garden.

Glory-of-the- snow(Chionodoxa luciliae) , white and pink Bulbous Corydalis, and Helleborus at Philippusfenne.

Glory-of-the- snow(Chionodoxa luciliae) , white and pink Bulbous Corydalis, and Helleborus in a nice ensemble near the pond at Philippusfenne.

Bird in a Bush at Dekema State.

Bird in a Bush at Dekema State.

Bird in a bush at Martenastate. Seed pods of Snowdrops in the background.

The details of Bird in a bush at Martenastate can be well observed in this close up photo. Seed pods of Snowdrops in the background.

Most locations of the Stinzenflora-monitor have both types: Dekema State, Hackfort, Philippusfenne, Jongema State, Martena garden, Martenastate.

Bulbous Corydalis, Squill (Scilla siberica) and Sweet Violet at the slope along the Lime tree alley around the St. Vitus churchyard in Stiens.

Bulbous Corydalis, Squill (Scilla siberica) and Sweet Violet at the slope along the Lime tree alley around the St. Vitus churchyard in Stiens.

At Stinze-Stiens, however, only the Bulbous Corydalis occurs.

Despite digging up the corms of the Bulbous Corydalis, it still flowers at Dekema State.

Despite digging up the corms of the Bulbous Corydalis, it starts to flower again in the flower garden at Dekema State.

The corm of Bulbous Corydalis at Dekema State.

The corm of Bulbous Corydalis appeared during the renovation of the flower garden’, said Dekema State in a tweet, 2 November 2018. ‘It will get a nice hew place in the shade in the flower garden.

Dekema State tried last year to remove the Bulbous Corydalis from a flower bed. That did not really work. In general you can say that it is very difficult and very labor intensive to get rid of a Stinzenplant that has established itself well. It is therefore wise to think carefully before introducing a new variety. Be careful with varieties such as Few-flowered Garlic, Bear’s Garlic or Three-cornered leek. All these types of garlic can start to proliferate in such way that they may become a nuisance.

White Butterbur at Dekema State.

White Butterbur at Dekema State.

Next to the entrance road to park Martenastate the Butterbur starts flowering.

Next to the entrance road to park Martenastate the Butterbur starts flowering.

The White Butterbur is now nicely in bloom at Dekema State. At Jongemastate this is already past its peak. Soon the beautiful olive-green leaves will come. The leaves are moderate in size, up to approx. 30 cm. high, in comparison with the Butterbur, which we do not consider as a Stinzenplant but which one can see on or near such sites. Jongemastate recently sent a photo of the Butterbur along the waterfront and Martenastate made a nice close up picture of the flower.

Meadow Gagea at Hackfort.

Meadow Gagea at Hackfort.

Hackfort reports the flowering of the Meadow Gagea while the Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem is still in bloom at the Schierstins. The different types of Gagea are very special plants that people often appreciate very much.

Wood Anemone and Bird in a bush at Hackfort.

Wood Anemone and Bird in a bush at Hackfort.

At Hackfort the Wood Anemones start to bloom and that colours nicely with the Bird in a bush and Bulbous Corydalis. The Frittillaria imperialis plants at Jongemastate are in bloom.

Narcis Insulinde Doktershûs Stiens.

Narcis Insulinde looks beautiful in the monumental hallway of the Doktershûs in Stiens.

In many areas there are various older varieties of Narcissus, which are increasingly coming into bloom. The Wild Daffodil, which occurs at Stinze Stiens, is also in full bloom.

Agenda *:

Events in April:

Guided spring tour Stinzenflora 13 April

Guided spring tour Stinzenflora 13 April: Stinze Stiens-Martenastate-Dekema State.

Spring tour* ‘Stinzenflora’.
Saturday 13 April (van 10.30 a.m. tot 4.30 p.m. ) three beautiful Stinzenflora parks will be visited: Stinze Stiens (www.stinze-stiens.nl), Martenastate (www.martenastate.nl) en Dekemastate (www.dekemastate.nl). At every location a guide will give information. Participants take care of their own transport, a bicycle is recommended. Costs € 35,-p.p., incl. lunch and coffee or tea in the morning and a drink in the afternoon. Booking via informatie@tunmanswente.nl 
*if there are not enough participants the trip will be canceled. This trip can also be booked by groups on request on other days (at least 12 participants, duur 10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.). A business trip or a trip with the family is also possible with a horse tram (extra costs, at least 20 participants.

Spring Fair, 20 april at Dekema State.

Spring Fair, 20 april at Dekema State.

Dekema State Jelsum. Museum weekend 13 and 14 April. Spring Fair 20 April: with a Stinzenplants search map you make a tour during these events and Willem van Riemsdijk will give a lecture about the cultural history of Stinzenplants. For prices, opening times and other activities see the website. www.dekemastate.nl

Bulbous Corydalis and Squills (Scilla Siberica) at the Schierstins in FeanwĂąlden.

Bulbous Corydalis and Squills (Scilla Siberica) at the Schierstins in FeanwĂąlden.

Schierstins Feanwùlden. 13 en 14 april, 13.30-17.00 uur. Museumweekend with tours garden / building. Entrance fee reduced; tour for free. http://www.schierstins.nl

Martenastate Koarnjum. 2 and 27 Aprl, Nature photography excursions with Betty Kooistra. 6, 13, 20, 21 en 22 April, Walking tours stinzenflora. Theses trip will be guided by Geert de Vries or Aad van der Burg. Extra information www.martenastate.nl. To register, please contact It Fryske Gea: www.itfryskegea.nl/activiteiten.