Friday, March 18, 2011

Of Crocuses and Snowdrops

 Crocuses and Snowdrops pushing through Autumn's leftover leaves.
 Crocuses in purples,
in striped patterns,
 A very busy Bee.
 in whites.

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 Glowing in the March sunlight.
Snowdrops.
 A squirrel must have moved that one.


 This variety is smaller, a softer purple, and which multiplies well.



 A yellow.
 Bees, another reason to plant Crocus bulbs.
Vinca blue compliments the white Crocus.

 For the past thrity-five plus years Snowdrops have been stretched around the Jarvis House Garden.
 Eash Spring I have dug up the strays, and planted them in boarders.
 After a few years, thousands, maybe tens of thousands, have grown.
This week marks the real beginning of Spring on Long Island.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Super photos!
Did you upgrade your camera?
I think spring is finally springing......
AT LAST!!!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Really lovely and one or two days ahead of the calendar! When you have consistently planted the strays of anything, it does become very satisfying over the long term.

diane b said...

It must be lovely to see this carpet of colour spring from the ground. The border of snowdrops is stunning and the light shining through the crocus is very pretty.