Thursday, April 27, 2006
Crocuses and Pulmonaria
The lake is still covered with vast sheets of floating ice, but it is hard to wait for the lush green lawns of June. Fortunately, the early spring blooms can be found in a few spots of the yard. Next fall I plan to plant even more crocuses. Their tiny blooms really only have strength in numbers. The yellow and purple large-flower crocuses have short-lived but bright blooms. This is the first blooming year for my Pulmonaria saccharata "Mrs. Moon", whose blooms are initially pink, turning to blue as they open. It is in a shady terraced rock garden.