My World # 22

Crocus Pickwick, Fairfield Glade.  March 16, 2009.

Crocus Pickwick, Fairfield Glade. March 16, 2009.

When we got home from Arkansas we were pleasantly surprised to find most of the crocus in our large flower bed in bloom.  When we left there were only a couple of lonely survivors at the front of the house in bloom.

Unfortunately we’ve had rain almost constantly since we’ve been home, so most of the blossoms are pretty bedraggled.    I did manage to get the picture above, but that’s about it.

If we get some sunshine in the next couple of days we should have many daffodils in bloom around the yard.  Then we can really feel that Spring has arrived.

The rain has made it difficult to work outside, but I’ve gotten outside a few times.  Since we live on a hillside, there are a couple of places in our yard that are difficult to mow, so I’m planting some sempervivum (hens and chicks) that Dad gave us in the more difficult places.  Hopefully in a year or two they’ll spread and we won’t have to worry about mowing in those spots.  We have quite a bit of sempervivum growing in rock gardens and we really like the way it looks.

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27 Responses to “My World # 22”

  1. Leedra Says:

    Depending on your sun at the sloped location….daylilies. You know me, I will put daylilies anywhere. I have so many.

    I am hoping for sunshine tomorrow, and hope my daffodils have not been destroyed by all the rain we have had.

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  2. Indrani Says:

    That is a lovely shot of the flower, beautiful color pattern.

  3. Carrizo Says:


    Really beutiful crocus.

  4. babooshka Says:

    It must be spring. A welcome sight.

  5. Antigoni Says:

    Spring colour. Beautiful photo and post.

  6. Mildred Says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day George. Can’t wait to see more of your garden.

  7. SandyCarlson Says:

    A glimpse of that thing called spring. Thanks, George!

  8. Suzanne Says:

    Great picture George. You are lucky to have rain…we are almost in a drought down here…that means we will be having more fires. NOT fun.
    Hope all the flowers make it UP. 🙂

  9. Arija Says:

    George, that is a great Crocus shot! Just perfect from above.

  10. Hilda Says:

    That’s so pretty and I really like your from-the-top perspective. Not a common way of taking pictures of flowers. Glad to hear that Spring has finally arrived there.

  11. Today's Blah... Says:

    It’s beautiful, and honestly this is the first time I’ve seen Crocus. So unique.

  12. Susie Says:

    Pretty picture George! Planting the sempervivum sounds like a good idea!

  13. Mary Says:

    That’s a beautiful shot of the crocus…such a symmetrial view from above!

  14. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a neat crocus in bloom with neat colors.

    I went somewhere just because of you and Betsy, check my post.

  15. Louise Cannon Says:

    So, so, so pretty! Not bad for being rain-soaked!

  16. Shelley Says:

    Such a beautiful crocus – a sure sign of spring!!

  17. Latane Says:

    Crocus always signals spring coming. Hope you got to enjoy them what with all the rain coming down.

  18. Happyone Says:

    Nice to see a spring flower.
    I had lots of hens and chicks in my garden at the old house. They do grow fast and everywhere. I also have some in a strawberry planter – I will bring them to the new house and put them out front on the steps.

  19. imac Says:

    They are beautiful George.

  20. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Love the crocus.I am waiting to see those pictures of the Daffodils.This way I can enjoy them before mine bloom.

  21. Jen Says:

    Thanks for the hope of Spring!

  22. SacredRuminations Says:

    How lovely to find crocus in bloom upon your return. I love the colors in this one and hope the rain encourages your other flowers to bloom soon. I can hardly wait to see them.
    Hugs and blessings,

  23. KacyK Says:

    Lovely little flower and more comming…SPRING is showing up..happy gardening!

  24. ewok1993 Says:

    that is one beautiful bloom. oh i cant wait for more blooms to appear too.

  25. Janie of Utah Says:

    It’s always great to see the crocuses come out, because it’s a sure sign spring is upon us.
    Thanks for the peek (we’re not seeing any yet.)

  26. zeal4adventure Says:

    That’s a lovely crocus… never seen one until today! Thanks for sharing and hope you get the sunshine soon.

  27. Judy Says:

    Oh, George, that crocus is just lovely!! I especially like the raindrops on it!! Thanks for sharing it, and the daffs in the next post, or the one after – how many have I read?

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