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Autumn Crocus planting depth

August 16, 2014 – 12:44 am
Autumn Crocus planting depth

Botanical name: Crocus Plant type: Flower USDA Hardiness Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Soil type: Any, Loamy Flower color: Pink, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Purple, White Bloom time: Winter, Spring When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty goblet-shaped crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. If you are not planting this perennial bulb, you are missing an early season of delight …

Autumn crocus life cycle

August 8, 2014 – 11:39 pm
Autumn crocus life cycle

Delightful plants that give an attractive display of flowers from September to November, Autumn Crocuses are easy to grow and can be left in the same bowl for several seasons so that they flower again and again. Despite their name, the plants are not true crocuses. The difference is that the corm of the Autumn Crocus is oval-shaped and that of the true crocus is flatter and rounder. Also the leaves of the Autumn Crocus are larger. Each Autumn Crocus …

Autumn crocus leaves

August 1, 2014 – 10:32 pm
Autumn crocus leaves

The autumn crocus continue to grow in a garden jumble, years after the gardener who planted them has passed away. Without her care they mix with leaves and overgrown foliage. Their pretty purple faces radiate beauty in the chaos. While searching for information about these pretty blossoms I discover that autumn crocus are very toxic but that some herbalists use it with care for the treatment of certain illnesses. Poets of old knew this too, and described …

Autumn Crocus Zone

July 29, 2014 – 10:13 pm
Autumn Crocus Zone

Autumn crocuses It’s hard to find a garden in Canada that doesn’t usher in the growing season without the multicoloured blooms of spring crocuses: Nevertheless, there are several lesser-known types that flower in fall, creating carpets of lilac, violet-blue and white flowers that glow and shimmer in autumn’s gentle sunlight. Corms should be planted as soon as they’re available in late summer or early fall; they’ll begin to bloom almost immediately …

Autumn crocus flowers

July 28, 2014 – 10:08 pm
Autumn crocus flowers

By Avi Landau By mid-October, the long, slender, curly, and deeply red petals of Japan`s HIGAN BANA (spider lilies) have fallen away- in fact they have disappeared altogether- without even the slightest trace (blown away?). And since these amazing flowers of autumn bloom on stems without leaves (these grow in later), all that remain of them are limp dull green stalks- in thick clusters. The fact that these flowers grow mostly on temple grounds, in …

Autumn crocus history

July 16, 2014 – 06:16 pm
Autumn crocus history

Last year I posted an article, on this blog, about the Autumn Crocus (Crocus nudiflorus), which is such a feature of the Mersey Valley, especially the river banks, at this time of year. I related how this species is not native to Britain but comes originally from South West Europe. The conventional theory is that these plants were introduced into Britain by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem – one of the Military Orders, formed after the Siege of …

Autumn Crocus Poisoning Symptoms

July 15, 2014 – 06:16 pm
Autumn Crocus Poisoning Symptoms

Autumn Crocus also known as Glossy Buckthorn, Columnar Buckthorn, European Alder, Fen Buckthorn, Meadow Saffron and naked ladies. It is a genus in the iris family comprising about 80 species of perennials growing from corms. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. History: The leaves casually resemble wild garlic but they are deadly poisonous …

Autumn crocus extinction

July 9, 2014 – 05:28 pm
Autumn crocus extinction

Common names: Autumn crocus, Fall crocus, Meadow saffron, Mysteria, Wonder bulb Scientific name : Colchicum autumnale Explanation of scientific name: Colchicum - from Colchis, ancient name of a country on the Black Sea autumnale - autumnal, in reference to the flowering time of this species Most people are familiar with the Spring Flowering Crocus, with its small flowers in a variety of colors representing some of the first blossoms to appear in the …

Autumn Crocus Clarice Cliff

June 30, 2014 – 04:27 pm
Autumn Crocus Clarice Cliff

Which pieces are the best investment? Original Bizarre Bowl. One of the confusing elements is that the range of Clarice is absolutely vast and very diverse. The first Clarice pieces were issued in 1927 and consisted of traditional shapes on which were painted quite naive geometric designs. These are known as the ORIGINAL BIZARRE series and the very first issues have BIZARRE written on the underneath in rust red writing. These pieces, are collectible …

Autumn crocus herbal Remedy

June 29, 2014 – 04:22 pm
Autumn crocus herbal Remedy

Normally I write my own articles for this blog, but not today. This story is directly from the BBC and is well worth repeating in its entirety. This is very exciting news for cancer patients around the world. It is well written and easy to understand for us non-scientists! Thank you Leila Battison from the BBC for doing such a great job! Original Story: The search for more effective cancer treatments may soon harness the healing power of the Autumn …

Autumn Crocus yellow

June 18, 2014 – 02:55 pm
Autumn Crocus yellow

Spring is in the air and our garden was in need of a haircut. French Husband, Sacha, and I set out with clippers after breakfast. We are amateur gardeners, who debate where and how much to trim. It is a guessing game our garden labor. Luckily, the garden plants are sturdy and have weathered time with our seasonal haircuts and survived. Our garden (jardin in French) is small. As we live in a dry climate, we have planted plants that do not need much …