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
If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.
in Northern Exposure