Friday, March 09, 2012

Crocus


Is it my imagination or are the crocuses prettier than usual this year? They are definitely a couple of weeks earlier. I planted hundreds of crocus between 2003 and 2005.

I remember walking around the garden in spring and sticking tongue depressors in the soil as markers so I would remember where I wanted to plant more bulbs in November. I remember digging all the little holes on chilly November days. I remember watering them in and sprinkling the soil with cayenne pepper to try to fool the squirrels.


It was definitely worth the effort.

8 comments:

Robin said...

Yes, everything is earlier this year. The first crocuses are such a delight!

I just found your blog this morning. I am in the Lehigh Valley as well.

Marie said...

Nice to meet you Robin. I've been enjoying your blog!

Norma Chang said...

Beautiful crocuses, I need to remember to plant in the fall.

donna said...

I wouldn't know if the crocuses are prettier this year because I don't even have them poking out of the ground yet. Yours are marvelous looking. All that nuturing you gave them has paid off. Hope winter has been good to you. I'm going to go back and read a few of your older posts now.

Marie said...

Good to hear from you Donna. I've been having trouble commenting on your blog. I'll give it another try. Think spring. :-)

Marie said...

Norma, Thanks for the comment. It's always an exciting event to see the first crocuses of spring.

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