Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Crocus:

            They can’t talk to frogs, or come up dead as their name would suppose. But the Crocus does remind us that winter will not be forever.

            The Crocus is the very first to show their flowery faces in the early spring. Even sometimes with snow still on the ground, and night time temperatures reaching down into the 20’s, the crocus comes to life during a time that snuffs out all others.

            There is nothing you can do now, to enjoy them soon, if you didn’t plant them then… What I’m trying to say is you must plant crocus bulbs in the fall to get this early spring show.

            Sometime before November is the planting time for spring bulbs like crocus.
Though a struggle, clay soils are even an acceptable soil; but softer is better.  But to do it right, planting should be as follows: Work in organic matter such as compost, peat or a substitute, such as shredded leaves to a depth of at least 10 inches. In this prepared area place the crocus bulbs pointy end up 3 to 4 inches deep. Cover them up and forget about them for the rest of your life.

            To see one poking up through the snow is to know that soon the winter jacket will be having to share a peg with the spring jacket soon.

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