Fall Blooming Crocus

Kathy Stokmanis vikingdoc@earthlink.net
Thu, 11 Nov 2004 17:26:06 PST
This is the first year that I have managed to get fall-blooming crocus established in my garden and it has had a surprisingly powerful emotional impact.  Born and raised in a much colder zone, Crocus and miniature Iris were the first flowers of spring.  To see them emerging, often in the middle of snow, was an event I looked forward to even as a small child.  Seeing these fall blooms has resulted in a similar lifting of my spirits, even though I live in a comparatively balmy climate with numerous plants still in bloom.  

Kathy Stokmanis
Sunset zone 7, seems more like 8 or 9.  My first Nerine is in bloom and took me completely by surprise because it somehow got into a huge pot with unrelated plants.  What a gift plants are.

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