Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Crocus Crops Up in Cleveland Garden-Finally!

The lavender and golden flowers are early spring blooming crocuses. If you look closely at the green foliage, you will see a hyacinth bud ready to launch into spring, flouting its beauty and strong fragrance. This is called succession planting and works well for small spaces. I plant the hyacinth bulb between the cluster of crocus bulbs, so that when the first set of flowers fades, the second grouping is ready to takeover. Both bulbs are great because small mammals and deer avoid them.

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