Monday, March 5, 2012

Crocodile Crocus Crosses Circus

I like alliteration. So much so that many nachos were sacrificed for my lunch time crocus sandwich. (eh) The crocus have been blooming since 2/22, a full three weeks earlier than normal. I even trimmed tree branches and began cleaning up in prep for my vegetable experiment (a new bed, and I don't believe you people who say growing veg is easy. Ornamentals are easy.).

I ate some of the flowers, so here are what's left:






You're thinking: "Wow, so that's what crocus look like! I had no idea. I haven't seen any others in my garden, or on 50 other blogs this week. Thank you. You have the best gardening / writing blog ever. And you're so attractive. Man. You got the whole package going on. Are you married?" 
 

13 comments:

Elephant's Eye said...

(I know you're married but) Can you eat crocuses? Stamens equals saffron, but the petals?

Gaia Gardener: said...

Sure, there have been lots of other crocus photos - but I must say that yours are truly among the best I've seen (definitely including my own)!

And I echo the question, Can you really eat crocus blossoms?

Benjamin Vogt said...

Shoot, I have no idea if their edible. I was being sarcastic. I'd eat daisies though, fried.

laveta'splace said...

Oh, but we can never get too many crocus photos because everyone sees them differently. And that goes for all nature.

Les said...

They always prompt memories of Easter Sunday for me. Too bad they are a month and a half ahead of Easter.

Don't worry about showing yet more photos of the same thing others are showing. We can pick and choose whose pixels we want to see and leave a comment on. We have free will.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

So jealous...we still are getting frigid temps and cold so mine will be the last to show up..warming up though this week so i hope to see some flowers for God's sake.

Desert Dweller said...

Who cares about the crocus, with that last paragraph!! Classic hort humor, "are you married?"

Benjamin Vogt said...

LP--Oh, we CAN get too many photos. I took 200.
Les--Easter is for pasque flowers, but this year I bet they bloom before, since it's already and odd pre spring.
DD--Classic hort humor? You think? you should see me all dirty and sweaty--beefcakeville.

Mary Pellerito said...

I looked up 'famous' crocus quotes. There were four. This one seems most appropriate:

Her crocus dress she wore, lowcut, belongings on show. - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce: Ulysses.

Benjamin Vogt said...

You rock Mary! I'm off to put on my revealing crocus dress.

Elephant's Eye said...

now that would be beefcake! Oh and when you read about death by crocus - you read it on TDM, crocus flowers are edible.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I am not tired of seeing crocus photos, and won't be, because they don't last that long. Some of mine are already finished.

I like your seed growing set up.

Sergio said...

With the beauty that crocus possess, gardeners and home owners will indeed want to take a lot of photos of them. Being in the lawn maintenance Phoenix line of work, flowers provide a certain charm to the lawn or garden. It just makes them more alive.