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One of the nice bulb surprises of 1999 were these crocus -- large, early, and gorgeous!
Here we are, the first year of a new decade, century, and millennium (please, no arguments about 2001 being the first year of the 21st century and/or the third millennium) -- it's the first week of March, it's 65 degrees outside (in central New Jersey that's REALLY unusual), and the crocus are in bloom! Ahhh -- spring has sprung!
It's now the third week of March, and the entire crocus bed is in bloom.
It's now truly the new millennium (for those who believe that 2001 is the first year). It's the third week of March, and like clockwork the crocus have begun to bloom.
It's now the first week of April, and the entire crocus bed is in bloom.
9 March 2002 -- I walked outside into a lovely 75 degree day and found a most welcome surprise -- the crocus in bloom!
It's 23 March 2003, a decent day after a really harsh winter. The last of the blizzard has finally melted away and what should I find in the front garden but some crocus that have already bloomed! I guess that spring has finally arrived!
Just a few days later and the crocus bed is in bloom.
It's mid-April and the crocus seem to have survived a surprise spring snowstorm. They were buried for a day but it doesn't seem to have bothered them and the entire bed is in bloom.
It's the first week of April, 2004, and the crocus bed has erupted into bloom seemingly overnight.
The winter of 2004-2005 was a miserable one, but all such things pass. It's now the first week of April 2005 and the crocus have begun to bloom, a welcome reminder that even a miserable winter must eventually end.
It's late March, 2006, and the first of the crocus have bloomed.
Early April 2007 brings the bloom of the first crocus.
Late March 2008 finds the Crocus in bloom on a still-cold early spring day.
Spring 2009 shows that the yellow crocus has passed on, leaving only these to bloom.
Just a couple of days into Spring 2010, the crocus are beginning to bloom.
In late March 2011 the crocus came up, albeit with some snow still around. Though several plants put up leaves, only one gave blossoms this year. I think that it's perhaps time for a new planting of bulbs.
It's mid-March 2012 and the one remaining crocus has bloomed. Though the other bulbs put up shoots, this is the only one to bear a flower.
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