Bright Snow Crocus blooms
burst through winter's bubble.
Snow Crocus (Crocus tommasinianus)
comes early, as its name suggests.
A beautiful sight,
they arrive just when you
feel that winter will never end.
I happened upon this
sea of purple in mid February,
a feast for my color starved eyes.
Crocus tommasinianus naturalizes,
spreading by offsets and self-seeding.
I can't imagine these beauties bothering anyone,
but the small corms can be
difficult to sift from soil once established.
Snow Drops (Galanthus),
another early bloomer, make a
nice companion planting.
Can spring be far behind?
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