Both crocuses are deep yellow, which seems entirely right since the spice saffron comes from the crocus family. And although the saffron crocus is an autumn flowering perennial, doesn’t the brave little flower at the head of spring’s vanguard deserve to bear the colour of its more august cousin?
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Crocuses in the Van.
The first crocuses are flowering today. There’s one in my garden and another on the verge down the lane. Although a few straggly primroses make an attempt to show themselves early, it’s always the crocuses that provide the first vibrant colour after the white of winter snowdrops.