Friday, October 23, 2009

Plant Crocus in Fall


Croci
Originally uploaded by stevegarfield

Hi Gardening friends,
Now is the time to plant crocus, for late winter and early spring blooming.
Most crocus bloom in spring, except for Saffron Crocus which bloom in fall and are planted in spring.
In autumn you may see bags of crocus bulbs (which are actually corms, which grow from a bulb like stem), in your local garden stores. Sometimes bags of mixed crocus can be found for 25 corms for under $10.
Online sources like Dutchbulbs.com have wonderful selections and bargains too.
Crocus will grow in sun, partial sun and shade, need well drained soil, and I recommend that you add compost and bulb food to the soil.
What is more joyful than seeing a colorful crocus blooming in the snow?
As is written in Isaiah 35:1-2 "The desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing."

5 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh how true and wonderful it is to see the first crocus in the spring. I am always too lazy to plant in the fall. Maybe I will put in one or two that will be enough to have the surprise.
QMM

Mimmy said...

Love spring flowers. Spring and Fall are my favorite times of the year. The colors, whether spring buds or fall leaves all speak of the greatness of our God.

God Bless,
Mimmy

Dogwood said...

Oh, how I love those precious little crocus flowers that pop up first signs of spring. Thanks for the reminder.

Have a nice evening.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Terra, you won my sister's giveaway...congrats to you!

Wood Water Garden said...

Unfortunately, the squirrels in my yard love crocus bulbs!