Monday, February 14, 2011

First crocuses of the year

On one of last week's sunny days, I noticed these out in the back yard. It seems early, but I'm not complaining. There are three of them out there among the cyclamen. One yellow, two purple.

A purple crocus.

There are also snowdrops. We have a small bunch of them that started coming up one year out by the garden path. Last year, Ken and I "appropriated" a few more from a place out in the woods where they were coming up. I planted them in our yard last fall. The moles dug them up this winter.

A yellow crocus.

I was not happy, but on Sunday morning I noticed that the moles missed a patch and they've come up. They're very small, this being their first year after transplant, but I'm hopeful that they will survive the moles and flourish.


  1. Oh how beautiful they are!
    Happy Valentine's, Walt!

  2. Go ahead and take the day off, Walt.

  3. Great colors Walt - good to see spring coming your way.
    Just got back from a Valentine's Dinner. Sue and I were playing the game, best dinners in France. What was the restaurant we ate at last year with you, Carol and Mikee?

  4. I second Bill's comment :)

    I am excited about the crocus plants coming up!

    (verification word: comer [= to eat, in Spanish])

  5. and a happy Valentine's day to you ! ♡

  6. ♥♥♥♥I third what CA Bill said;) ♥♥♥♥♥

  7. Yay!! A sure sign of spring.

  8. Beautiful colours. Our crocuses will not be in flower for a long time yet !! But we do have some snowdrops.

    I remember the year squirrels ate all our tulips bulbs. We planted them so carefully and a week later they were all gone.

    Mind you, we have been getting our own back. Nick bought an air rifle when squirrels started nesting in our loft. So far he has shot about 30.

  9. Spring has sprung!!!


  10. Thanks, everyone! I hope you all took the day off. I did (thanks for the encouragement, Bill).

    leon, the restaurant is called Le Mange-Grenouille.

  11. I'm so jealous. We are still weeks from seeing anything pop thru the frozen ground (although yesterday and today in Boston were in the mid-50s F / 15C).

    I am really over winter at this point and its only mid-February. Ugh.


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