Annual Happy Day
March 12, 2022 § 4 Comments
For about one hour yesterday my tiny crocuses bloomed. They are again closed up tight and will hopefully make it through all the bad weather this weekend to make Monday another happy day.
That Day of the Year
March 12, 2021 § 7 Comments
That Day of the Year © Lynn Wiles 2021
A few warm days and sunshine and there they were, my first crocuses to bloom. We are going back to cold again tomorrow, but the birds singing and crocuses blooming are happy making. I think I post a photo of the first crocus every year, but why not?
In between the snowstorms
March 12, 2018 § 2 Comments
In between the snowstorms © Lynn Wiles 2018
I found some delicate crocuses blooming in my garden. Here’s one of them.
Up & Closed
March 27, 2017 § Leave a comment
Up & Closed © Lynn Wiles 2017
When the snow melted and I could see my garden again these two crocuses popped up, but still have yet to open.
Under the Snow
February 28, 2017 § Leave a comment
Under the Snow © Lynn Wiles 2017
Once the snow melted, I was greeted with strong crocus greens and some tulip greens too.
March 10, 2016 § 2 Comments
Arrival © Lynn Wiles 2016
It’s always a special day when the first crocuses bloom in the garden and that day was yesterday.
Scraps to Flowers
April 14, 2015 § 2 Comments
Scraps to Flowers © Lynn Wiles 2015
Many of the older homes in this area have cement with a circular cut out in the yard. I had heard they were used for trash in the old days, but after some research I found out that they were for food scraps that were picked up daily by pig farmers to feed their pigs. I grow coral bells and dark purple crocuses in my circle.
April 6, 2015 § 4 Comments
Purple Stripes © Lynn Wiles 2015
This large striped crocus has been coming up every year for 15 years. I will stop posting flower photos after this for awhile.
On the Fourth Day
April 3, 2015 § Leave a comment
On the Fourth Day © Lynn Wiles 2015
I was greeted with seven tiny purple crocuses yesterday evening. Here are three of them. They too had been buried under the huge mound of snow and ice that I removed on Sunday. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of one’s labor was rewarded this nicely….
April 2, 2015 § 2 Comments
Not Crazy © Lynn Wiles 2015
Three days after chipping and shoveling the snow and ice from my garden, I was rewarded last night by the sight of my first crocus budding. The leaves were damaged by the weight of it all, but the bud looks strong and about to bloom. My yard and other garden beds are still under about three feet of snow and ice, but it’s supposed to warm up and rain and maybe I will help the rest along a bit.