A perfect place to see a wide variety of ephemerals, including endangered ones, is close by - at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.
The best time to see the ephemerals at Garden in the Woods begins in April, when the site reopens to the public for the spring and summer.
Tom Smarr, director of horticulture, enjoys the "welcoming of spring" that ephemerals bring to the gardens.
Strick says she appreciates ephemerals so much because they are "very polite - they come out every year but die right back very politely - they don't turn all brown and ugly.
A nice way to start the spring off early (besides prepping your green thumb by reading gardening books) is to plant some of your own ephemerals to enjoy.