Crocuses On Ice
Despite what I wrote in my last post, not all the Crocuses have been eaten by rabbits. But given the weather forecast, I worry that if the survivors aren’t eaten by rabbits, they may be spoiled by the cold.
The Crocuses planted in containers are beginning to bloom. It’s too early to tell, but so far it doesn’t seem like I will get the effect I was aiming for. I wanted the containers to look like a big bouquet of Crocuses before the Tulips start to bloom – but the Crocuses don’t seem to be coming up thickly enough. I planted more than 40 Crocus bulbs per container – but maybe that’s insufficient.
On Saturday you could also find Crocuses in the borders of the front garden – blooming singly, in twos and threes, and in small clumps. The rabbits generously left a few of the blooms on this little patch above.
On Sunday the weather turned much colder, and the Crocuses were closed up for the day. They are only open on days with at least a minimum of warmth.
The cold weather is supposed to continue throughout this week and into next.
On Friday it’s supposed to get as cold as 21 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 Celsius), and no warmer than 34. Some places have it worse, but I don’t find that comforting.
Crocuses, I know, can tolerate cold, but can the delicate flowers handle such a hard freeze? We’ll see, I guess. The lesson is to appreciate your Crocuses while ye may, to paraphrase a poem.