Here’s a selection of the crocuses in my garden, and a few in egg-cups. Egg-cups or espresso cups seem the only thing tiny enough for a crocus. Whilst snowdrops have long enough stems for a little jar or a tea-cup, crocuses have very stumpy legs. I even have to bung a bit of tin-foil in the bottom of the egg-cup to prop them up a bit.
Crocuses really open out in the sun, and look at the orange styles in the white one! I am trying to identify this lovely crocus. Am wondering if it is ‘Joan of Arc’ or ‘Jean d’Arc’? Are there any crocus experts out there who can help?
I love it when crocuses are set against a really dark background, like my lovely black gold compost, which I used as mulch in the bright border, below. The little flecks of sunshine add to the effect.