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jennlamaye

My 5 yr old and I spend a lot of time outdoors in our garden oasis. I love flowers, cottage garden style! #GTseedfairy 💕USDA Zone 8b; Sunset Zone 7

Crocus vernus 'Flower Record'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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jennlamaye

#crocus #snow ❄️

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kylers

You can't stop nature!

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ShelleySnyder

Great photo!! Brrrrrr!🥶💘😍

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littlemorningglory

#bulbs #winter #winterblooms

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jennlamaye

That's so funny @KelsiBriana it is my photo. There was a lot of snow going around... 😉❄️

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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jennlamaye

#crocus #seedpod

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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jennlamaye

#crocus #flowerrecord #white #purple

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lovestogarden

Wow! Look at them!

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kimguy

They are so beautiful💜💜💜 @jennlamaye

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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jennlamaye

#crocus #flowerrecord #bulb #purple #white 💜💜💜

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ShelleySnyder

Great shot Jenn!💘😍

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jennlamaye

Thank you @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome Jenn!💘😍

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kimguy

Great 📷. Awesome color💜💜💜 @jennlamaye

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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jennlamaye

#bulbs #crocus #almostspring

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richard.spicer.7906

😀👌🏼

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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jennlamaye

#crocus #purple #white

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cyndi

Beautiful

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kimguy

Awesome. Such Barberton, Ohio colors!!!💜💜💜 @jennlamaye

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plants

Cannot believe they survive through the snow ⛄️

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jennlamaye

Do they? I hope so! @plants

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momasherri

They really don't mind our cold here #plants

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cyndi

They will survive the snow. Ive seen pics of them popping up and breaking the snow to get through it. Pretty picture.

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kraeon

I planted some of these bulbs last fall, I'm hoping to see them popping up soon. 😊

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jennlamaye

@kraeon these were planted three years ago and they keep coming back just as beautiful! 💕

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kraeon

@jennlamaye sweet, do they spread at all? I'm hoping they eventually fill in the bed I put them in.

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jennlamaye

@kraeon I am not sure. Not that I can tell. But I found seed pods last year in trying to germinate. It'll be interesting to see if it works! My assumption is if I had left the seeds, at least a few would've grown on their own...

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jennlamaye

Awww babies. I'm sorry. It's not Spring yet. I tried to tell you...

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kimguy

They just don't listen😞

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ublaszko

Nice rich colour!

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ShelleySnyder

At least it's a fantastic photo!😉💘😍

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columbiariver

But they look nice in the snow!

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lesliecole49

How pretty, hope they'll bloom!

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dvod88

Great picture, love crocus! 😊

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terrimclaughlin

Yes I think they just couldn’t wait any longer to come out😊💕

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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jennlamaye

#crocus #seedsaving #jennseeds2018

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jennlamaye

Most crocus are relatively straight forward to germinate from seed, in particular the most popular spring flowering varieties. Although it will take a few years before your new plants come into flower this is an excellent way to build up large numbers of stock.

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jennlamaye

Crocus seeds need a warm period followed by a cold spell in order to initiate #germination, but if the seasonal temperatures are sporadic, dormancy will not be broken and the seed will need to wait until the following year. Any longer than that and the seeds tend to lose their viability. If this becomes a problem then you may need to refrigerate them for a month or so to break the dormancy and initiate germination. #stratification

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jennlamaye

It can take anywhere between 1 and 6 months for the seeds to germinate with the spring flowering varieties expected to germinate any time between January and March. Because of this 'winter' germination pattern it's a good idea to try and keep these new plants from freezing again once germinated. At this stage they are extremely vulnerable and can easily be killed off if frozen when wet.

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jennlamaye

Now that they are growing they can be periodically feed with a weak fertilizer as this will to help bolster up the young corms. Re-pot them every year into a richer compost such as John Innes 'No 2 or 3' but again add plenty of extra horticultural grit or vermiculite for drainage. You can also give them a good top dressing of grit to help keep the neck of the plants dry. By the third year your new plants should come into flower and are now sturdy enough to plant outside in the garden.

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jennlamaye

#cold #wet #stratification in #coffeefilter started #stratified171226 #jennseeds2018

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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jennlamaye

#crocus mix #vernus #purple "flower record" & #white #flavus

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nath198

Wow! That's purple!! 👌

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jennlamaye

@nath198 - One of the best signs of spring! :)

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jennlamaye

@cyndi same leaves

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cyndi

Yeap def xo

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