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the color of September #3 – a purple crocus from a brown bulb

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This morning, thinking of the long winter, I planted a dozen crocus bulbs.  The package promises large, dark purple blooms in early spring.

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I planted them in small groups, in front of my concrete bench.  When they bloom in spring, I will be able to see them from my library window.  After a long winter, a glimpse of those brave petals poking above the dry leaves will be so joyful.

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The crocuses we have now are bright purple and yellow.  I planted them years ago, when my son was young.  They have endured all these years and have even spread to other, distant parts of our property.  I think the squirrels must dig them up, rebury them and forget where they have stashed their treasure.

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So, deep within the sienna brown of the bulbs is the makings of those purple petals.   Wow!

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September 7, 2013  'crocus bulbs'   Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

September 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

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