Crocus are perennial flowers that bloom in early spring, summer or fall coloring yard landscaping in bright white, blue, yellow, pink and purple hues. Crocus flowers are short between three and six inches tall. Popular and beautiful, these flowers have buttercup shaped flowers. Hardy varieties have the biggest blooms. Growing crocuses brings bright colors into yard landscaping and adds symbolic early spring beauty to backyards and garden design.
Lushome shares a few yard landscaping ideas with crocus flowers to inspire its readers to plant crocuses in the fall to bloom in spring or in the summer to enjoy these beautiful flowers in fall. Crocuses are planted by corms, like gladioli and cyclamens. Their corms consist of a swollen stem base covered with scale leaves. Crocuses can be planted individually or placed in large groups for the best colorful and vivid displays in spring.
The corms of these spring flowers should be planted in sunny well drained locations that dry out quickly. Crocuses are perfect for rock garden design, decorating green lawns, flower bed borders and any other yard landscaping ideas. Crocus flowers are members of the iris family. Crocuses are hardy flowering plants that commonly bloom in the spring or fall and late winter.
Yard landscaping with crocuses
Crocuses can be planted both indoors and outdoors, in either flower beds, borders or containers. Crocuses like full exposure to sun and can grow in poor to average soils. Dry grass, leaves and straw make an excellent mulch for crocuses and should be used while growing these flowering plants.
Crocuses can create amazing outdoor decorations and beautify yard landscaping. Circles and hearts, stars and stripes can be created with crocuses in different colors. Crocuses can be planted around trees and shrubs, along ever-green fences and garden paths. Crocuses look gorgeous on green lawns and make hills look spectacular during their blooming seasons.
by Ena Russ
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