Friday, November 13, 2009

Blooming Friday

autumn crocuses in our garden

While many plants are preparing for their winter sleep, these autumn crocuses, on the other hand are just getting ready for their spectacular display. Their yellow flowers are like miniature suns sending tiny burst of sunshine and warmth on a gray autumn day.

Their intense warm color is as crisp as the dried leaves crunching under your feet. And when lit by the afternoon glow of a fair autumn day, the flowers cast a soft, subdued hue that goes perfectly with their dark green foliage and red-orange shade of fallen leaves.

I’m glad we “inherited” these crocuses. Aside from blooming in autumn, they don’t need much care and quite hardy. Also, their color goes well with mauve fall asters. A blush of golden yellow crocuses tempered by the cool hues of autumn asters adds more romance to a lovely fall day.

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NatureFootstep said...

I did not know there was autumn crocus. It reminds of March :)
Beautiful colors and images.

AnnA said...

Hi Lareine!
Lovely photos of your automne crocuses! Such aexplosive colour of them!
I thought that automne crocuses were lilac!
Have a great weekend!/

Lillebeth said...

Wonderful. Like small suns. Have a nice week end!

sweet bay said...

I didn't realize that fall crocus came in yellow. How beautiful!


Lovely yellow colour in this dark and rainy season! Have a nice weekend.

Vilt og vakkert said...

So lovely crocuses, I didn´t know of such autumn crocuses. We have some spring crocuses in front of the kitchendoor. They bloom in hvite, blue and yellow all over the lawn.

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Such cheerful little fellows...and in the middle of November... What a joy!

lareine said...

to everybody: Thanks for the visit. I was also surprised when I saw them for first time when we moved in here (our current home). I thought the weather must have gotten them "confused". But every year, they grow and flower every autumn. And I'm so happy about it :).

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