Thursday 20 March 2008

Christmas Crocuses!

Last Christmas I received a lovely gift of five crocus bulbs with their own special glass jars to grow them in.
I've really enjoyed watching their progress.
The growth of their roots which start out like lots of tiny tight curls and then slowly unfurl as a frizzy mop of hair.
Now I'm enjoying their beautiful flowers.

They belong to the Iris family.
Which isn't surprising considering their striking colour.
And unfortunately how they both come and go so quickly.

Last years Iris.


Nguyet said...

These are gorgeous!! I love purple flowers. My amaryllis bulbs are slowly blooming too!! I can't wait to see what colors they are.

janie said...

Thanks nguyet, be sure to post some photos when they blossom, I'd love to see them.