Spring that is! and to prove it, we have flowers!  With many more to come.


Snowdrops are one of the first to burst forth and we have several spots where they are spreading well. I’ve dug up quite a few from this patch and transplanted them throughout our park. Hopefully there will be many more next year to welcome the Spring.


Remnants of the cottages gardens occasionally show themselves with a crocus here and there. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many of them.  I think I should move them into one area where they will not be so lonely looking.

Look out for the many patches of daffodils about to bloom next week. We planted hundreds!


Unfortunately, we still have not removed all the Amur Honeysuckle bushes, and they are beginning to sprout now. I find I can often pull these Illegal invasive species out of the ground as they are shallow rooted.   More work needed to rid the area of these invaders.

dont pick

Last year, several people were seen picking the daffodils and perennials we planted. It’s disheartening to see a disregard for other people’s work or enjoyment. So, we’re posting these notices around the Oxbow.

If you have any perennial plants you wish to donate, please let us know by email admin (@)


Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

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