Saturday, March 20, 2010

On this first day of Spring ...

Don't you just love crocuses?

Our neighbor Gordon's crocuses cheerily appeared a few weeks ago. He planted a few small clusters of them on the South edge of his property. They were such a welcome sight after days of dreary wintry weather.... helping me to feel Hopeful.

My first experience with crocuses happened in Indiana. Near the front porch steps on the east-facing side of our house they bloomed at the edge of the receding snow bank. It was our first spring in Indiana....





There was a home in West Lafayette where they had planted crocuses in their entire front lawn. It was wonderful. By the time the crocuses were done blooming, their leaves looked sort of like grass. The leaves were ready to be cut by the time the lawn was ready to take over.



I wanted to plant crocuses in our tiny front lawn here in Orem.

The Knight nixed the idea.


Don't you think a lawn full of crocuses sounds delightful?


It must be my British heritage peeking through.



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4 comments:

shydandelion said...

You should! That would be awesome! Except, your grandkiddies would probably mash them all when they come to visit. Crushed crocuses...hmmm...

Katscratchme said...

There is something whimsical about a lawn made of flowers... and I love whimsy.
The grandkids WOULD crush them all though...

Jam In Stew said...

When I was growing u in ABQ, a house down at the end of our street had daffodils growing in their front lawn. I thought it was outrageous and cool to see someone do that to their yard, especially out in the desert!

Rebecca said...

i think I will plant crocus in my front lawn. I like that idea.

My daffodils bloomed about two weeks ago and I have had fresh daffodils in vases in the house.

I love spring!