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.
Flowering: start full decreasing
Present: here and there regular massive
The weather forecast for the coming week is getting better. Sun, dry, less wind and higher temperatures. Next week you can enjoy the second wave of flowering stinzen plants. The Bulbous Corydalis will increasingly show its flowers everywhere, the Wild Daffodil and many other daffodil species are in bloom.
The flowers of the Yellow Anemone will increasingly be seen, just like the flowers of the Salmon berry. The Yellow Star-of-Betlehem is now in full bloom near the Schierstins and the number of plants at this location is on the increase. The Sweet Violets are in full bloom. The autumn atmosphere will give way to a real spring feeling next week.
We have purchased the book “The world of Crocuses” by Janis Ruksans. This book describes all known wild crocus species and their distribution. With the help of this book we hope to gain a little more insight into the crocus species that have traditionally been found on historic sites.
From a very small preliminary investigation, it seems that the species at Stinze-Stiens has a lot in common with that at Martenastate, while that at De Klinze may be a different species.
The participants in the Stinzenflora-monitor organise various activities during the Stinzenflora season. The events that are now known are listed below. ‘Open gardens’ with private garden owners are often mentioned shortly before in this calendar and on the websites of the participants. Opening up depends on the flowering of the Stinzenplants and the weather.
For possibilities of (group) visits you can contact the relevant participant.
Data: see TERRAINS
Events in March:
Martenastate Koarnjum. 17 March, Nature photography excursion with Betty Kooistra. Extra information www.martenastate.nl. 30 March, Walking tour stinzenflora. This trip will be guided by Geert de Vries or Aad van der Burg. To register, please contact It Fryske Gea: www.itfryskegea.nl/activiteiten.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.
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
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.