Jon Crispin's Notebook


Posted in biology, Flowers, Jon Crispin, Nature, Plants, Uncategorized by joncrispin on 10/02/2017


Just before Christmas I bought the last four paperwhite bulbs at Hadley Garden Center.  As they were the last ones, they looked a bit ratty.  Since we were gone most of January, Cris didn’t put them into the jar of rocks until just after we got home.  The first flowers came out today.  A full foot of snow outside but lovely to have these beauties in the house.

I spoke to my friend John Wilson in Stratford-upon-Avon late last week and he said the daffodils are already coming up over there.  I guess we’ll have to wait at least 6 more weeks before we see any here.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Any Botanists Out There?

Posted in biology, Science by joncrispin on 22/05/2015

This will be quick as I am off to Rotterdam to work on the suitcases.  I was walking the dog in the woods this morning and saw this beautiful object.  Looks to me that the little black dots might be eggs of some sort.  But oh, that green!  Could any of you with botanist friends send this around?  I’d love to know what it is.

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