November 17, 2011

Autumn Crocus



It snowed last week, not enough to stick, but we've had a bit more snow several times since then. Welcome to another long winter in Spokane! These photos show the last flowers left blooming in my garden - Crocus speciosus, also known as Autumn crocus.



Last year I planted a bunch of Crocus speciosus, and this year added C. speciosus 'Oxonian', which is a deeper lavender than the species. Both types fade over time.




The first two photos showed 'Oxonian', and the one above is plain C. speciosus. I love the light in these photos, taken late in the day.



The light in spring and fall is especially nice for photos in my garden.



Speaking of good spring light, I'll finish with a shot of Maidenhair fern, Adiantum pedatum, taken as it was unfurling in the spring.

12 comments:

  1. What beautiful flowers and lovely photos! Such pretty shades of lavender!

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  2. Just lovely photos. Like goblets of light.

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  3. Hi VW,

    Beautiful photos of beautiful plants :)

    I hope the snow isn't too hard on you, here we've been having such a strange autumn that it feels like April instead. I took some photos yesterday at a local petting farm and the grass is such a vibrant green that it honestly looks like spring grass.

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  4. What beautiful sun lite blooms. The crocus's are so beautiful. I have never tried the fall blooming ones. Your pictures are gorgeous.

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  5. Gorgeous flower. I have spring crocus, but no autumn ones. These are very pretty.

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  6. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Thanks for sharing your fall crocuses, as we do not have any here yet. I still have my eye on some colchicums.

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  7. Absolutely stunning! The light is incredible.

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  8. I was wondering about that last photo. I thought maybe you had a winter-blooming Maidenhair. :) Beautiful photos!

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  9. Such sweet flowers. Wonderful photos.

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  10. This is one of my most favourite ferns and this picture is stunning VW ! .. I killed the one and only that I had .. I fear trying again but I just know I will have to try again and pay much more attention to it than I did .. dry shade is a killer for most ferns .. I was very naughty to think I could get away with it ! LOL
    Joy

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