I think every Sunday on my blog for the rest of the gardening season, will now be 'Flower Sunday'. I realize most of you who live in the warmer states, will be completely unimpressed by today's photographs, but for this Northern gal, I'm pretty excited about my little blooms that showed up in my garden this week. You see, in my bone-chilling state, we are still getting frost until the end of May, and we don't usually see a lot of flowers until then as well. So when the first crocus blooms, I'm singing songs of praise, for I know the long, hard winter is finally over, and my favorite season is here.
I don't have a lot of crocus in my yard. A lot died out, and animals seem to love to dig up and eat this bulb. Many times I even wonder if this flower is worth planting at all considering all it's hardships, it's insignificant, tiny blooms, and it's short life span. But the thing this flower offers that no other flower can, is HOPE. For this is the first flower to bloom in spring, why, it'll even push it's way through the snow and bloom! And I know, when I see this little persistent beauty basking in the sunshine that winter is finally coming to an end. There are so many winters where I wonder if the snow will ever melt, will I ever see grass again, will I ever be warm again…and then, the miracle happens…the crocus blooms and I know I will see spring again. For that reason, and that reason alone, crocus is worth planting.