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Region 16 Block of the Month 2021 Week 10


Region 16 Block of the Month (or week) 2021

Spring Flowers – Crocuses

Crocuses are among the first flowers to appear in Spring. They are loved by home and park gardeners as they are robust, flowering for many years without attention. In open spaces they are often planted in swathes of all the shades from white, through lilac to a deep purple, and of course the brightest yellow, to give the appearance of a colourful carpet. Of course, a close look reveals the delicate shading within each petal. All of the varieties share the same bright yellow stamens at their centre. Some varieties are carefully cultivated for the saffron in the stamens, a spice which is expensive as it is still harvested by hand.

Which shade of crocus is your favourite?