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Star Magnolia

We are 14 days into spring and it has been an unpredictable one with lots of whacky weather including this morning’s whipping winds and light snow fall.

But that doesn’t mean spring colors aren’t popping.

After the crocuses and daffodils bloom nothing cheers up my spirits like seeing a tree, shrub or bush covered in buds or flowers. So I took a tour of Verderber’s Landscape Nursery and Garden Center in Aquebogue, Shade Trees Nursery in Jamesport and Trimble’s of Corchaug in Cutchogue this week to see what they had in store.

At Verderber’s, manager Noreen Ficuciello picked her top five early spring bloomers: Star Magnolia (white); Magnolia soulangiana (pink saucer); white willow Salix alba ‘Trishs’; Azalea (Ever) Hino crimson; and Pieris Japonica ‘cavantine’ which is evergreen.

See them growing below.

Purple Gem Rhododendron
Purple Gem Rhododendron
Pieris Japonica 'Cavantine.'
Pieris Japonica ‘Cavantine.’
Azalea (Ever) Hino crimson.
Azalea (Ever) Hino crimson.
White willow- Salix Alba 'Trishs.'
White willow- Salix Alba ‘Trishs.’
Magnolia Soulangiana (pink saucer)
Magnolia Soulangiana (pink saucer)

Your North Fork Sunday Scene features weekly snap shots of life on Long Island’s top fork

Previous North Fork Sunday Scenes:

Peacocks in Southold

Roaming the pasture at McCall Vineyards and Ranch

A Southold ‘Renaissance’ man

Winter at the Beach

Sunset over the Sound

An early harbinger of spring

A field of geese? Look again

A North Fork snow day

A New Suffolk Ave. sunset drive

Icicles form at Iron Pier Beach

Birds of many feathers in Riverhead

Blanket-wrapped horses

Katahdin sheep in Jamesport

Late fall harvest at Andrews Family Farm

Feisty Acres quail farm

Fall art in the fields

North Fork fall foliage

Healing with Horses

Harvest is coming

CSA pickup day at Biophilia

A postcard from Love Lane

Bring on summer

A stroll down Oregon Road

‘Zenful’ flowers in Baiting Hollow

Hello from this North Fork mama and her babies

North Fork asparagus is here