Welcome, Crocus!

Crocus 2-26-18 compressed  I am thrilled to announce that there are finally blooms in the garden!  After weeks of cold temperatures and heavy rain, we are blessed with two days of sunshine…in a row!  According to my journal, February to date was cloudy 15 days, actual rain or snow 6 and sunny 6, bearing in mind that 3 of those sunny days it was  freezing or down to 10 degrees F.  So we are joyous to see crocus….before the next forecasted snow arrives!  There are small congregations of “Cream Beauty” in the potager’s exterior border, the Deck Garden and the South Island.  None yet in the Front Garden or Addition Garden.  Snow pea bed compressed  Regardless, there ARE crocuses which old garden lore signals as the time to plant snow peas, so I did.  I cleared a small area along the potager’s north fence, which as you can see had basil and tomato plants last season.   Snow pea pkg compressed  After the old plants were removed, a couple of dandelion plants were revealed, but my favorite tool, the Cobrahead quickly removed them with roots intact.  Within minutes of starting the west half was planted with Mammoth Melting Sugar Pod seeds, leftover from last year. Snow peas planted compressed  They have been covered, and are being blessed with sunshine today.  It will be interesting to see how well they do because according to the Old Farmers’ Almanac today is NOT a day for planting, but for weed removal.  So, while the sun shines, I’m off to weed another row of raspberries, with a great big smile on my face, because THERE ARE CROCUSES BLOOMING IN THE GARDEN!


About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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4 Responses to Welcome, Crocus!

  1. bcparkison says:

    What a pleasant surprise!

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  2. Margy says:

    We should be home at the cabin by Thursday at the latest. Maybe we’ll have some daffodils and hyacinthes popping up. – Margy

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 69owen says:

    I love crocus, but ony have purple ones and some snow drops. some of our tulips are now appearing

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jenniferheidi says:

    They lift the spirits, don’t they? Mine (in snowy England) are peeping through so won’t be long until they bloom.

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