I've gone from finding one crocus up and blooming and taking a zillion pictures of it, to having so many crocuses blooming that I can no longer take individual pictures of them.
People are always surprised how early these crocuses come up in the lawn.
Generally, I'll see a few before Valentine's Day and then from that point on, I'll see more every day.
They don't ever seem to be affected by snow and cold. On cloudy days they just close up and wait. On sunny days, they open up and wait for pollinators.
And there will be pollinators. They come out in the sunshine presumably to stretch their legs and get used to flying again. They soon find the crocuses. I like to think it is a treat they weren't expecting but welcome none the less.
In a few weeks, the crocuses will start to fade and we'll move on to the next lawn flowers, Chionodoxa, also called Glory of the Snow. And yes, there will be dandelions. When you plant crocuses and other small bulbs in your lawn, you can't use herbicides. You must accept, even welcome, the dandelions, clover, and sweet violets.
And why wouldn't you?
The crocus days are here!
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