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Hooray!! I have crocus blooming in my yard! Take that, groundhog. (Original Post) Arkansas Granny Feb 2023 OP
Lol SheltieLover Feb 2023 #1
There is a poem about spring and the blooming crocus Evergreen Emerald Feb 2023 #2
I remember something about happybird Feb 2023 #9
It's 70 here in Ohio, having a beer on the porch. nt doc03 Feb 2023 #3
If any are blooming here, they are under a couple feet of snow. Ocelot II Feb 2023 #4
Same here in Delaware just noticed them today Walleye Feb 2023 #5
My first Daffodil opened today! Nictuku Feb 2023 #6
Growing up, that was the most exciting sign of Spring coming. pandr32 Feb 2023 #7
Same here, along with clumps of blooming Easter flowers Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2023 #8
I have photos of past crocus blooming in snow in NW Arkansas. sinkingfeeling Feb 2023 #10

Evergreen Emerald

(13,072 posts)
2. There is a poem about spring and the blooming crocus
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 06:02 PM
Feb 2023

I have searched for that poem all over the internet and could not find it.

I love crocus plants!

happybird

(4,808 posts)
9. I remember something about
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 06:51 PM
Feb 2023

“There’s a crocus in the grass, at last!”

But that’s all I can remember. Will google and see if it’s actually a poem or one of those random bits of whatever that get stuck in your head from childhood.

A couple days ago, someone posted about the definition of “churl.” My head instantly spit out: “Sir Lancelot’s a churl, beaten by a girl.” Couldn’t find that on the Googler, have no idea where it came from, lol!


Edit to Add: Ooo! Here’s a lovely collection of crocus-themed poems:
https://emilydickinsonsgarden.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/the-crocus-in-poetry-symbol/

Ocelot II

(116,649 posts)
4. If any are blooming here, they are under a couple feet of snow.
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 06:03 PM
Feb 2023

Groundhog Day is irrelevant here, since we always get 6 more weeks of winter - if we're lucky. And the groundhogs, a/k/a woodchucks, aren't going to rouse themselves from hibernation to state the obvious. We'll see crocuses in a couple of months, maybe.

Nictuku

(3,667 posts)
6. My first Daffodil opened today!
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 06:21 PM
Feb 2023

We have had a few freezing temps overnight recently so I was a little concerned (I get daffodil buds that never open if it gets too cold). This year I covered them on the couple of coldest nights, seemed to do the trick!

pandr32

(11,744 posts)
7. Growing up, that was the most exciting sign of Spring coming.
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 06:38 PM
Feb 2023

I live in Hawaii now, but I can still recall the first blooms.
My Grandmother planted crocuses in a rockery by the front walkway. We all oohed and ahhhed when the early blossoms broke ground. The long dreary period of Winter was coming to an end--finally!

Hermit-The-Prog

(34,204 posts)
8. Same here, along with clumps of blooming Easter flowers
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 06:42 PM
Feb 2023

First daffodil opening here was January 24. This is nuts. They usually don't bloom until March, here.

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