a garden update. crocuses

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when i first saw this patch of crocuses growing down the street from our house, on a piece of land that belongs to nobody by the way, i freaked out a little

from happiness and from their awesome color combo for sure but, also because i thought that these tiny flowers are totally confused about it being spring already and oh man, global warming is real!

as it turns out though, according to the farmer’s almanac (yes, i looked them up), they are right on time

“When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty goblet-shaped crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. If you are not planting this perennial bulb, you are missing an early season of delight.”

“From snow crocuses (the first to bloom) to giant Dutch crocuses, all just 2 to 4 inches tall, these blooms offer a variety in color (pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, purples, blues, and more) that stand out against the bleak late-winter landscape. Many have strong perfumes that lure bees out of their hives in February or March.”

“Small bulbs like crocus not only provide winter garden color, but they naturalize, meaning that they spread and come back year after year—with minimum care—for an ever-larger display. As a bonus, deer, squirrels, and rabbits rarely bother early little bulbs.”

so my dear garden friends, get your crocus on!

joining Annie with how does your garden grow?

(thank you farmer’s almanac)

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and yes, all these pictures had to be on here. cause how was i to choose? that’s right. i wasn’t