Sunday, March 16, 2008
Purple tips... could it be.... CROCUS?
I went outside with our beagle, Chloe, last evening just before dark and there, alongside my driveway, under one of my large maple trees I spotted some green sprouts with.... could it be???? I stooped for a closer look as the dog pulled me up the driveway... but.... yes... indeed it was true... the sprouts had purple tips! After the dog did her "thing" I grabbed my camera and got this shot. The dusk and flash didn't make for the best shot but I just had to post it and let all my blogging gardening friends know. The first display of 2008 Spring color has arrived in my Western Massachusetts garden.
Earlier that day I had gone with friends to the bulb show at Mt Holyoke College. It was the next to the last day, but there was still much beauty on display. Taking in the fabulous colors and sweet fragrances was enough to carry me over for a couple more weeks.