I think I almost have more colchicums that bloom in the spring than in the fall--although they have a bit more competition this time of year. I have seen pictures of this tiny pink gem blooming by the thousand on alpine pastures in Western Asia--but after a few years it has consented to send out a second flower....yeah, man!
|Crocus biflorus v. pulchricolor|
Some years the first crocus will open quite early in January (and I think we may have even had one out late this last January) but February was so snowy and cold that the crocuses only kicked in mid-March and they are still going strong. This is a new acquisition--a lovely miniature biflorus from Turkey, with a soft, uniform purple shading.
|Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'|
I can never have enough of the Reticulate iris group: they seem to love our gardens (provided they get some water in the winter and spring)...and this strange creature is especially adaptable. I have blogged at length about her on several occasions...but can't resist sharing one more picture....