For years now, we’ve enjoyed the crocus display along one side of our driveway. This spring I decided it should be even bigger, and over the last two days I planted a hundred more, bringing the total to over nine hundred. The “soil” is compacted clay, making the corms somewhat difficult to plant, but, happily, also difficult for the voles to get at. Thought I’d show you how I do it:
The Crocus Bank chronicles my problem driveway bank and provides all the details as to what varieties I planted to solve this design challenge. I started planting in 1994, and developed my method of planting lots of small bulbs in compacted soil through trial and error. I didn’t want to dig up the slope because it would create erosion problems, but I did need to streamline the process as much as I could.
You can’t be too rich, too thin, or have too many crocus.
What do you plant en masse in your own garden?