Every year we get tons of requests to include crocus in our yard designs. A few autumns back, we actually planted over a 1000 of them in South Orange and Maplewood! Crocus is a genus of seasonal flowering plants in the Iris family comprising about 100 species of perennials growing from corms. They are low growing plants, whose flower stems remain underground and bear beautiful white, yellow, orange or purple flowers and then become dormant after flowering.
As the days and nights of January get colder and colder, it’s a warm thought that in about a month or so those crocus are going to start popping up adding the first spring colors to the landscape. Bulbs are one of those things you have to wait to see. When you do, they are always worth the wait.
A few years back we planted a 1000 bulbs at the Rain Park. Some of the bulbs were crocus, but the majority of the bulbs were daffodil (two or three different types). We were inspired by Daffodil Hill at the NYBG where nearly every inch is covered with those beautiful yellow flowers. Below are a few photos of Daffodil Hill in all of her glory.
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