Jean has been out making more discoveries around the grounds…

Wild ginger traditionally begins flowering in April, so I was somewhat surprised to see the deep red of its blossoms against the brown dirt of March. It is flowering under the pagoda dogwood, whose own leaves are just beginning to break dormancy. The beautiful curve of the ginger’s single flower is inconspicuous from the typical vantage point of the human observer, but the ants and gnats that pollinate it have no difficulty finding their way inside.

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