Monday, February 17, 2014

The Real First Blooms of 2014

I planted these crocus years ago but they are very fickle and rarely bloom. This is a good year for them I guess.



That probably is a reflection of my horticultural inability.

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow, blooms already?

It will be a good two months before anything blooms here?

Lena said...

Beautiful!!

Cheyenne said...

Gorgeous. We might see blooms in 3 months if we are lucky.

Jen Ham said...

Love crocus! Mine have bloomed as well! xo Jen

doloresfegan said...

I need to check my garden. Last year I almost missed them because of the fall leaves still covering my garden.

Kate said...

Love the sunshine yellow. They just scream spring don't they?

Marti said...

It does seem too early but I noticed a daffodil blooming yesterday, so maybe they are on schedule. I know that sometimes the daffodils are done before Easter and that's always disappointing.

Marti said...

Thanks. I need to learn to use the good camera so I could really show it.

Marti said...

There's bound to be a tradeoff, but I don't know what it would be right now. Fewer bugs?

Marti said...

I really don't anything about crocus. Are yours as fickle as mine? I don't think I've ever seen this one bloom before. Last year I had a pink one.

Marti said...

Same here. This one was under a lantana that I was trimming back.

Marti said...

Yes! I think that's why I like daffodils so much. Anything pastel is spring to me.

~ Toni ~ said...

For that color, I would let them be fickle lol If the gophers left mine alone, then I should have white, lavender and purple. I think they ate the yellow ones the first year they moved in...grrr. So thank you for sharing these stunners.

Marti said...

We don't have gophers, moles, or voles, thank goodness. I hope yours bloom too. I would love to have all colors.

libbyquilter said...

gorgeous~!! love seeing these first sweet spring flowers.
i haven't seen any signs of my crocus yet but i have daffodils just starting to push up and a few iris heading up too. normally this would be way too early for them but this has been an unusual year. i just hope that they don't get ruined by a freeze.

:-)
libbyQ

Marti said...

This is an odd year. I walked through the yard today and saw that some lantana are beginning to leaf out. They are usually late spring, not first. I also saw several blooming daffodils in the backyard but none in the front. Have no idea why they aren't on the same time table.