Though these opened at least a week later than last year, and about three weeks later than in 2013 and 2012, finally … we have crocus blooms!
If I had posted photos of these crocus flowers yesterday, you might have thought it an April Fool’s joke.
No joke. They are real and really are in bloom. Crocus tommasinianus, aka ‘tommies’, are the only variety of crocus not devoured by the voles that frequent my gardens. If you have voles, these are the crocus to plant.
Over most of my landscape snow still reigns; releasing its hold ever so slowly during day time temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s. But spring is popping in the warmer areas near the house and walkways. It could not be more welcome.