October 1, 2010
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This is a recent acquisition from Odyssey Bulbs
, in full, though battered, bloom on September 15th. It does not seem to be as tesselated (checkered) as Colchicum agrippinum
. But since this is its first year, and since I was out of town for its peak bloom, we’ll revisit that issue next year. It appears it will be an early bloomer, as it couldn’t wait until it was planted, but was blooming in the shipping box
In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.
in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons