Captivating Crocus & Other Spring Delights

crocus tommasinianus in bloom on the lawn
daphne flowers open and releasing scent
bright yellow mimosa flowers
crocus tommasinianus in bloom on the lawndaphne flowers open and releasing scentbright yellow mimosa flowers
I love crocus tommasinianus, they are the true heralds of spring – in my garden anyway.  In the warm sunshine they fling wide their petals and jostle for the attention of passing bees.  Once they have finished flowering I will dig some up and continue my job of spreading them round the garden – they really are a flower you can’t have too many of.  Another pleasure is the scent of the Daphne odora growing next to the steps that lead to the front door. It’s a crisp citrusy fragrance that I would buy in a bottle were it available. And floating above it, the mimosa is in full flower.  It grew so prodigiously last year that I am cutting off whole branches and giving them away. Good timing for this weekend too as I’ve just discovered that it is the traditional Mother’s Day flower in Spain.

2 thoughts on “Captivating Crocus & Other Spring Delights

  • March 8, 2013 at 8:40 am

    So nice to have Daphne odora growing near the steps, the scent of the blooms is heavenly!

  • March 8, 2013 at 10:45 am

    You’re so right – it’s a welcoming scent for visitors too.

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