Spanish Bluebell sprouting on the Katan-Ensor Preserve, West Granby, CT

A sole Spanish Bluebell wood hyacinth sprouted this week in the Katan-Ensor Preserve flowerbed along the hill above the horse barn. A bright overcast sky created its iridescent metallic colors. Perhaps more will spring up.

I confirmed the bluebell’s identification with a Granby CT master gardener who knew Joan Katan and said: “Joan would have loved knowing that wood hyacinths are growing in the preserve. She nicknamed her blue Subaru ‘Bluebell’.”

Granby Land Trust preserves more than land; it preserves history and memories as well. Joan and Charlie Katan will long be remembered for their love of horses, their farm, and their generosity for donating their property to GLT for all to enjoy.

Don Shaw, Jr.

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