First Signs of Spring

April 3, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Flowers blossom, trees bud, and people shed their winter skins, the signs of spring abound in Central Park. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times Staff)
Flowers blossom, trees bud, and people shed their winter skins, the signs of spring abound in Central Park. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times Staff)
CENTRAL PARK BLOOMS: Flowers blossom, trees bud, and people shed their winter “skins”—the signs of spring abound in Central Park. The first sign spotted by Central Park staff was a smattering of snowdrops—tiny, white, bell-shaped flowers—in mid-February.

Now, more plants are waking up to pulse of spring: Witch hazel blooms near East 79th Street, hellebore thrives in the Shakespeare Garden, and these magnolia blossoms point the way to future blooms near the Bethesda Fountain.