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The First Blooms

April 12th, 2017

Both Monday and Tuesday were beautiful days this week, both in the 70’s and sunny. It’s amazing how quickly things grow when the sun comes out and the air warms. On Monday I walked around the garden looking for bulbs coming up, there was nothing. Yesterday afternoon I noticed the crocuses blooming.

I don’t have a ton of crocuses in the garden here, there were a few in the garden when we moved in. In my Ohio garden, I planted around 1000 crocus bulbs, in the lawn and in the perennial borders. I’m thinking of adding a few underneath our old apple trees. I’ve spent the last three years smoothing all the invasive weeds, now that I have them under control a carpet of crocuses might be in order! But then again, maybe I’ll plant lots of snowdrops, or tiny narcissus, or bluebells….choices, choices.

What’s your favorite tiny spring flower?

2 Comments to “The First Blooms”
  1. Nebraska Dave on April 12, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Susy, I planted 100 crocus in the lawn last Fall but nothing came up this year. It was a couple bags from Walmart. Maybe I’ll try again this Fall with a better source of bulbs. The other Spring flowers that I like are all doing well. My favorite has to be a toss up between the Daffodils and Tulips. I also have hyacinth that looks nice. It’s a good mix of Spring color after the Winter months. Then come the Iris and after that Peonies. I haven’t tried much beyond that.

    Have a great Maine day outside in nature.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Misti on April 12, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I love when the grape hyacinths show up! Didn’t have many this year—also didn’t replant bulbs, which we have to do this far south every few years.

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