Monday, February 27, 2012

Crocus tommasinianus... in February! oh my

Crocus tommasinianus pushing up through the moss planted by my daughter.
The Back Woodland is home to our naturalized Crocus tommasinianus, which creates the most spectacular scene of the year in this garden area. We were gifted this planting from some long ago gardener/owner of our property.  After a good snow storm over the weekend, it is refreshing to see these little beauties uncover themselves to catch the sunshine. There were no pollinators about today, but perhaps tomorrow as the warmer weather continues?

They are blooming three weeks earlier this year, thanks to the mild weather.
Crocus tommasinianus naturalized in our lawn and garden.
Here is Crocus tommasinianus with Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
 Pretty violet haze of Crocus tommasinianus
Locate the Back Woodland on our map of Gilmore Gardens.

19 comments:

  1. So pretty! - a few days ago we finally got the snow we've been missing all winter - but I can't complain, we really needed it! Hopefully in a few weeks I will have signs of life...so happy I have your photos to give me a touch of spring : )

    Brenda

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  2. Wonderful little Tommies, they really do say that spring is here don't they! Yours seem to be seeding about beautifully, wish mine were as generous, early bees make the most of the pollen and nectar which is available on sunny days, wonderful seeing them working over the flowers.

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  3. Beautiful carpets of crocuses! it makes me feel so ...
    But here, there are too many mice who nibble the bulbs ..
    Only snowdrops, daffodils and garlic do not concern to them, so we have practically as snowdrops, daffodils and garlic.

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  4. How gorgeous! Love them growing through the moss! Perfect!

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  5. I adore these crocus and hope to see mine soon but alas we are in line for a bad storm with snow and ice so my crocus are staying below ground unless they are in a very protected area. I hope to achieve this beauty one day...just lovely.

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  6. Hopefully, one day, the 1,000 that I planted will have a show like yours. So gorgeous.

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  7. That first shot of the moss, and the Tommies...oh they are beauts.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  8. Oh, so pretty! And so many of them! That garden area looks magical. Thanks for the taste of spring!

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  9. Beautiful signs of spring, just what we all need. Aren't bulbs just THE BEST! Christina

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  10. Can't wait to show my Farmer, this is what I have in mind for an area bordering the lawn. Beautiful.

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  11. I love this crocus, and it has spread everywhere in my garden in nice full clumps. It has been blooming for about a month here and just keeps going. I am really liking this weather now.

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  12. Love seeing signs of spring in other places. No crocus here---but we had a nice round of trout lilies.

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  13. Lovely ! Especially with the moss and the fact there is only one sort.

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  14. Oh, the crocus coming up through the moss! Absolutely gorgeous! Kudos to your daughter for her design skills ;)

    Julie, was it your blog where I saw the knife a while back? I couldn't remember where I saw it and would like to link back if it's your idea. It is the greatest little tool evah!!

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    1. Cat, yes it was: http://wifemothergardener.blogspot.com/2011/11/in-praise-of-my-japanese-soil-knife.html
      No problem though at all. I just happened to see your first pic in my blogroll and hoped that you were enjoying it too! Glad that you are: it is definitely a favorite around here. And it is thanks to my non-gardening hubby for finding it one long ago Christmas for me! Happy gardening~ Julie

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