The first blooms in spring offer any gardener something to cheer about!
One clump of crocus has a view (of what I’m calling a small glacier) on the driveway.
Crocus, like the narcissus flower, has its own connection to Classical Greek mythology.
It turns out Crocus was a mortal youth who, because he was unhappy with his love affair with a nymph named Smilax, he was turned into this plant by the gods.
In another variation of the myth, Crocus was said to be a companion of Hermes. He was accidentally killed by Hermes in a game of discus. He was so distraught about it that he transformed Crocus’ body into a flower.
A fitting tribute!
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!