Snow blankets the ground in much of this wonderful (but absolutely FREEZING) country. Nowadays, the beauty of winter is admired a little less frequently and many of us are ready for spring by mid- to late-February. Right?
Of course we are. And these little gems help lift our spring-fever spirits.
They’re snow crocus. They look dainty, but are among the very few with enough gusto and strength to bust through Old Man Winter’s snowy crystals. (You go, you bold snow crocus.)
And best of all? They’re nature’s promise of warmer temps ahead.
- Snow crocus is a bulb to be planted in the fall, and its blooms are then enjoyed in late February/ early March.
- Simply plant in an area with full sun to partial shade, in well-drained soil. (Too much moisture will rot bulbs.)
- In early fall, plant spring-blooming crocuses four inches deep, with pointed ends up.
- For a natural look during the bloom, simply toss bulbs into the planting area and plant where they land. Then, cover with soil, pat lightly with your hand—and watch for emerging growth in late February and early March.