27 Mar Experience the Beauty of Spring in Cincy
Spring has sprung in our Cincinnati Parks!
Spring is an exciting time in Cincinnati, even with the uncertainties we currently face. Thankfully, all Cincinnati Parks remain open, which means that everyone can still visit and explore all they have to offer.
Right now, most of our parks are full of beautiful Spring blooms. It’s the perfect time to take a walk and observe as many blooms as you can. Find a short list below of flowers and plants to keep an eye out for in March, April and May (this is not an extensive list).
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin): This is a great native shrub and host plant to Spicebush Butterfly caterpillars.
Witch hazel (Hamamelis)
Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles)
Cherry and Plums or Prunus
Redbud or Cercis species
Dogwood or Cornus species
Siberian squill or Scilla species
Lenten Rose (Hellebore): Blooms from January – May.
Silene ‘Rolly’s Favorite’
Columbine or Aquilegia species
It is quite apparent that Spring is coming despite the current global pandemic. This is an unusual time for us all, but nature has a way to make things better. When you visit, enjoy the vibrant colors and fragrant scents these plants offer. You may also see some of our horticulturists out in the field planting and pruning these beauties. Spring is a time of happiness, change and growth. We hope you have a chance to enjoy all of these gorgeous blooms. Don’t forget to take lots of photos and be sure to tag us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Check out Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s article COVID-19 Can’t Cancel Spring Blooms.