The Charmed Garden

From Planning to Planting, and from Harvest to Table.

Early Spring Blooms Bloom Early



This is a photo of  Crocus, which are the first of the Spring blubs to bloom here, popping through snow, or in our case, ice.  To quote my cousin, Bob, “It is Alive!”

They are nestled under a Viburnum which I have trimmed to shape like a small tree.  Planted right outside our front door, we can see them first thing in the morning when we step out the door to start our day. They’re a cheerful greeting as you come up the step to our front door.  These perky gems are the first sign of Spring for me and they always put a smile on my face, which is why we have gardens after all.

Now how can you not smile when you see that? 🙂 You’d have to be a Spring Scrooge.

You can plant these little beauties in the fall.  There’s nothing to it! They’re small bulbs that are all placed in one shallow hole.  Super Easy and relatively affordable, you only need to plant these once. They’ll put on a Spring show every year for you.

Mass plant them just about anywhere,  under trees, along the edge of a garden bed or retaining wall, or near an entrance to your home.

Stay Tuned for Act II – Daffodils


They’ll be popping through any day now 🙂

Author: Laurine M. Byrne

I received my certification as a Landscape Designer from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and I received my horticulture education through classes at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois and through the master gardener program at Univ of Illinois Extension. In my designs, I love mixing veggies and herbs with native perennials and flowering bushes as you can see from the pictures of my own yard. I love creating gardens for people who like to garden, not just installing traditional landscaping, but actually creating gardens that the homeowner connects to personally. I love that my clients who thought they couldn't grow anything now have green thumbs, because all it takes is the right plant in the right site. And I really love that my clients become my friends in the process of creating their gardens.

2 thoughts on “Early Spring Blooms Bloom Early

  1. I just love my snow crocuses! Your flowers are beautiful!


  2. Hi Diane – Thanks! Every year they’re a welcome surprise. Our Daffodils are almost open and everything else is finally peaking their heads out of their beds. I’d love to see a photo of yours.


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