These crocus were just beginning to bloom when my husband and I were visiting our across-the-street neighbors. This is our neighbors first spring in the house and the patch of crocus was a lovely spring surprise.
I think these crocus are tommasinianus, fondly known as ‘tommies.’ They are known for spreading generously because they propagate by seed and offset.
These purple crocus are growing in the garden of my down-the-street neighbor. She has quite a stand. Both neighborns have inspired me.
Next fall you will find me planting crocus under the Japanese lilac tree next to the sidewalk. These spring bulbs are so cheering, even on a day when the skies are gray. Brent and Becky’s Bulbs is just one nursery that offers crocus in shades of white, gold, and purple.