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Sunday 31 March 2013

Easter in Windsor, Ontario

Easter came early this year in comparison to previous years, which generally sees it begin in the first or 2nd week of  April. I ventured home for a visit to spend Easter with my family. My father has many lovely spring-flowering bulbs in his garden, that were in fact planted by me more than 20 years ago. This year is a special treat, as I am normally not here this early to see the Crocus. Usually they have gone over by Easter. I dug up a few clumps to take home to plant in my garden. Here they are so plentiful, and have multiplied after several years to form large, luscious, clumps of colour. One very special Crocus is Crocus susianus 'Cloth of Gold'. I bought this Crocus species over 20 years ago, and have never seen it available from any nurseries in Canada. It is one of the most beautiful spring-flowering species.

Crocus susianus

Crocus hybrid

Crocus tommasinianus

Galanthus nivalis

Eranthis hyemalis

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