Bulbs forum: Crocus time!

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 5, 2010 6:21 AM CST
As winter wanes, and hints of spring start to appear, its the sweet little blooms of Crocus that warm our hearts, reminding us cold days are soon to end. Any other time of year, those tiny gems could be easily missed, but among the brown and gray in the landscape those little blooms sparkle. As those first blooms arrive, lets share our pics!

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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: :)Anita Brown
Corning, NY Zone 5
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nyvoices99
Feb 5, 2010 9:01 AM CST
Neal, You made my day with this PIC, I know I still have a few week's, but this tell's me spring IS heading my way:)
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Feb 5, 2010 9:11 AM CST
Well, I cheated and used a pic from last year, LOL. But I do see lots of Crocus emerging and it won't be long now. Last year I had some blooming by the end of January- looking like it will be Valentines Day or after before I see any this year. Even my Helebores are waiting to bud this year, which I'm glad to see because the last couple of years the blooms have been injured by extreme cold.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: :)Anita Brown
Corning, NY Zone 5
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nyvoices99
Feb 5, 2010 1:47 PM CST
You got me, but I will get over it, you will be posting 2010 blooms soon, that will have to do for now:)
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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stormyla
Feb 5, 2010 11:43 PM CST
Neal, Those are so beautiful. My crocus foliage has been up for several weeks. But tonight everything is getting buried under loads of snow. I also love your personal photo.
Name: :)Anita Brown
Corning, NY Zone 5
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nyvoices99
Feb 6, 2010 1:33 PM CST
Storm, Weeks, I better go take a look, I may have some up!
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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stormyla
Feb 7, 2010 12:46 AM CST
I love the brilliant color of these Golden Giants. Of course now they just got buried under 2 feet of snow.

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Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
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lakesidecallas
Mar 14, 2010 8:32 PM CST
These were some of the first to come up.

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 21, 2010 3:26 PM CST
King of the Striped

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 21, 2010 3:27 PM CST
Flower Record

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 21, 2010 3:28 PM CST
unknown smaller species

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 21, 2010 3:29 PM CST
Jeanne d'Arc

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Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
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lakesidecallas
Mar 22, 2010 6:03 AM CST
Great! I like the striped one.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 22, 2010 6:04 AM CST
Pure spring joy!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Pauletta
Flemingsburg Ky.
Lilyhosta
Mar 22, 2010 10:02 AM CST
2010 pic

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Name: Pauletta
Flemingsburg Ky.
Lilyhosta
Mar 22, 2010 10:03 AM CST
2010 pic

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Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
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lakesidecallas
Mar 23, 2010 5:58 AM CST
What are the blue ones? They look like Irises!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 23, 2010 7:26 AM CST
Sweet little Iris reticulata is what those are- aren't they precious!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
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lakesidecallas
Mar 23, 2010 7:32 AM CST
Yes, they are! I didn't know there were Iris that small (correct, Confused I know nothing about Irises)
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Mar 23, 2010 7:36 AM CST
Oh, you should definitely try some, they're cheap, increase well, and are such a great one for early color. Bunnies and voles find them tasty, but otherwise they're quite trouble free.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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