I confess I’ve had my nose pretty close to the grindstone lately, but I decided to take a brief stroll around the house yesterday.
What! Colchicums already? What day is it, anyway? What! September 4th? Already?
Last year I spotted my first one on September 1st. In 2005, it was September 5th. And they were about as far along as these three clumps pictured, which were taken yesterday. So the colchicums are right on time. It’s just me who’s in denial. If you’re a cold climate gardener, this is when you should be planting or moving perennials and shrubs. Don’t dawdle. But if it’s as dry where you are as it is by me, you’re probably waiting and hoping for rain before you get started. Dawdling on account of drought. It’s been happening a lot this year.