Cue the Hallelujah chorus.

After 5 months of brown in the flowerbed near our front door, this cheerful herald of spring greeted us Saturday morning.

Crocuses are one of the earliest plants to bloom in the spring, often popping up through the snow. They can withstand the cold due to a waxy coating on their flowers and leaves.

What heralds of spring are you seeing where you live?


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15 Responses

  1. Elaine Snively says:

    We have had Snowdrops blooming since January despite the snow and ice. Now Winter Aconite and Crocuses. Next should be Renticulatas, which look like miniature bearded Iris.

  2. We have crocus blooming too! They really are a great site after winter. A lot of plants are sprouting too. I see tons of tulip leaves and daffodils coming!

  3. Tina says:

    We have iris’s. Beautiful. Enjoy spring Ladies!

  4. Chester's Mom says:

    Daffodils and forsythia are blooming here, even though it is still very cool and damp. Yellow is my favorite color!

  5. Melody says:

    No crocuses yet here in NE IL. But we’ve been seeing your sandhill cranes for the past 2-3 days. Flocks and flocks of them, flying overhead, heading north, serenading me while I work in the yard. They’ve always been more a herald of spring for me than the robins.

    • Suzanne says:

      How fortunate are you Melody?! Unfortunately we are not in their flight path so we never see them here in northeast Kansas.

  6. Monica says:

    Daffodils are popping through in my yard. Spring is really showing up in the grocery stores though, where you can now buy hyacinths, daffodils and tulips. Just a couple more weeks for the real thing!

  7. Maegan says:

    My tulips are just starting to break ground, as well as a blue and white flowered bulb that I’m not certain what it is.

  8. Dianna says:

    They’re beautiful! Remind me of pansies with their resilience to cold weather.

    I have daffodils and pansies. And green sprouts on the hydrangeas!

  9. Kathy says:

    No flowers yet, but lots of promise of them. Can’t wait to see some color in my yard.

  10. Hooray! I cannot wait to see some here as well. Yay you for getting spring!

  11. Doe of Mi. says:

    No crocus here. We still have patches of snow.
    But, yeah, spring is coming soon, Yippee!

  12. Becky says:

    Daffodils come up and more birds around when spring is around the corner. We actually had a Northern Flicker here a few weeks ago. I think he didn’t like the weather where he lives?

  13. Oh how I love crocuses!!! I don’t have any growing on our property though. We do have some tulip bulbs planted up by our mailbox. I need to take a look today and see if they are poking their heads yet! I also need to get back over to the large tree in our field to check on our daffodils to see if they have started to bloom yet!

    • Suzanne says:

      I’ve not had much luck with tulips. They come back the first year and bloom, and then they come back each year, but don’t bloom. It’s a real bummer.

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