Captivating Crocus & Other Spring Delights

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crocus tommasinianus in bloom on the lawn daphne flowers open and releasing scent bright 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.

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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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