Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Colchicum

 

 

Colchicum mosaic

In the spring of the year the leaves of the colchicum come up out of the ground and then disappear for the summer. In September you will spot the flowers and no leaves.  It seems they appear like magic.  One day there is nothing there and the next the showy blooms are saying “Hi here we are”.   The bulbs are offered for sale in the fall of the year to plant for next year’s bloom.  They are hardy depending on the variety from zones 4-8.  

Join us for Mosaic Monday at Dear Little Red House with host Mary.   Enjoy the last week of summer as Friday is the first day of Autumn and the Autumnal Equinox.    Valerie

17 comments:

Lori E said...

Isn't that what saffron is? The yellow threads from the fall crocus?

Bernie said...

Such pretty things! They don't grow here so I can't enjoy the sight of them in my garden. I can however delight in your lovely shots.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Beautiful mosaic. My colchicum have also put in an appearance, colourful leaves are not far behind. Take care and have a wonderful week.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers and I love the color. Beautiful photos, have a great week!

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a new bulb/plant to me. So pretty. Great mosaic.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are such a delicate pretty color! Enjoy your week! ♥

Pondside said...

You are exactly right about how they just show up. This morning I noticed them where I swear there was nothing yesterday. I love the vibrant pink at this time of year.

GrandmaK said...

So very beautiful!!!! Cathy

Ebie said...

That's why, flowers are so magical! Nice to grow these, and get all the surprises!

Have a nice week!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful flowers...you did a great job on this mosaic.

Genie said...

Dainty and beautiful blooms. They are beautiful. Such lovely captures. genie

Mary said...

Oh so pretty! I've been waiting patiently for mine to appear... and crossing my fingers that they will! lol Thanks for sharing at MM. :) xoxo

Teagarden said...

Wonderful flowers and a wonderful mosaic. Thanks for sharing!
Markus

Ingmarie We said...

A very pretty mosaic. Lovely colours.

ellen b. said...

Lovely mosaic and how fun to be surprised by these late flowers. We're actually getting some good sunshine this last week of summer.
Have a great week!

Jill Harrison said...

what a delightful little bulb and a lovely mosaic. I think I might have to find some of these bulbs for next winter. So lovely.
Thanks for coming by my blog and saying hi. It is good to keep in touch. Take care.

Georgianna said...

Hi Val, beautiful photos – what a color those are!

I wonder why our colchicum flops over as soon as the blooms come up? Very frustrating. I guess I can stake them.

Have a lovely weekend! – g