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Plant Species Crocus in the Lawn.

By Newyorkrita
September 8, 2014

Species crocuses usually have smaller flowers and smaller bulbs. One way to show them off in your garden is to plant them in lawn areas.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 7, 2014 7:25 PM CST
I did not get any crocus bulbs yet, but will look for some so I can copy you Rita!
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woofie
Sep 7, 2014 8:26 PM CST
So can you plant them in the lawn, and then just mow over them when they're done blooming? And will they come back the next year if you do?
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Newyorkrita
Sep 7, 2014 9:04 PM CST
I don't mow for afew weeks after blooming. Or you can simply mow high so that you don't cut all the foliage.
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Cantillon
Sep 8, 2014 3:15 AM CST
Nicely done Rita, and it was great to see the finished product. One of the key points is to get the species so that they last better, now I have a reason to buy them and somewhere to place them, at the edges of my lawns.

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twitcher
Sep 8, 2014 8:26 AM CST
You can also use grape hyacinths like this as well. Occasionally I will just pop individual bulbs at random in the lawn. They survive and bloom in the spring, right before grass cutting begins.
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Cantillon
Sep 8, 2014 8:58 AM CST
I am thinking that it would presumably be helpful to put down a little slow release fertilizer with them, like blood, fish and bone or some such. That would work over the winter and feed them up.

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Name: Terri
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TaStahl
Sep 8, 2014 9:30 AM CST
Love it. Conveniently, I just picked up a bunch of crocus, grape hyacinths, and siberian squills. I know what I'm going to be doing soon!
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valleylynn
Sep 8, 2014 5:33 PM CST
I love this idea Rita.
And twitcher, I do have a few grape hyacinths that some how made their way into the lawn and bloom in early spring. It brings a smile when I see them.

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twitcher
Sep 8, 2014 10:48 PM CST
I am slowly increasing the number in the lawn as opportunity presents (usually when I have to redo a bed and end up dividing some of the gh's.

BTW, this year I planted a few bulbs of white grape hyacinths in some of my semp pots. I'm thinking they would make great companions, but will have to see how that works next year.
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valleylynn
Sep 9, 2014 12:58 AM CST
I would love to see photos of the containers next spring. Bet that is going to be beautiful.
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Cantillon
Sep 20, 2014 3:15 PM CST
Hey , I have muscari in pots, now they have somewhere to go as well now.
Huzzah!

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Sep 20, 2014 6:28 PM CST
Love your avatar photograph, Peter. Smiling
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