April 6, 2010
We did a lot of ripping out when we moved here in 2007. To our surprise where some of the over grown brush and garden beds had been that we sodded over spring bulbs pushed through the following year. It was rather odd seeing a clump of tulips, narcisses or crocuses just out in the open on their own. That spring after they bloomed I protected them with tomato cages to prevent being run over with the lawn mower. Allowing the leaves to die back before removing them is allowing these bulbs to naturalize throughout the yards.
Pictured are the white crocuses. I was very lucky to get pictures of them this year as we had a couple of thunderstorms go through that plummeted them. By now all the crocuses have lost their bloom. I never did see any of the yellow crocuses come up this year either so was a bit disappointed. If we don't move I will be planting more crocuses as they are just such a pretty sight in the spring!