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Early Season Gardens
Daffodils and other flowers in the genus narcissus are the classic harbingers of spring. They grow well in the Catskills; they are hardy and deer-resistant as well.
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Primroses are versatile, some are suited to damp shade, others do best in the rock garden, and others love pond-side and stream-side in full sun.
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This skunk cabbage from the Pacific northwest is perfect for shady, damp situations, like our local yellow flowered species.
Japanese coltsfoot (Petasites) is best used in a natural setting on a large scale as it is very robust and can get out of control.
Foamflower (Tiarella) is a shade lover native to the eastern US.
Glory-in-the-Snow (Chionodoxa) will spread by seed if left undisturbed.
Pussy willow glories in sunny wet situations.
Dwarf bearded iris bloom much earlier than the standard German bearded iris.
Bleeding hearts and narcissus contrast with the early spring foliage.
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