What does one do on a day when the sky is grey, the winds are cold and the news is sad?
We found solace (and a welcomed distraction) by planting hundreds of crocus bulbs in the lawn on such a day this past winter.
To create a natural “clumpy” look, we used a shovel to lift small sections of lawn, placed the bulbs in the soil, stems pointing up, and tucked them in their winter bed.
Months later, the dear flowers pushed their brave heads up through the grasses.
When the crocus have finished blooming, we will mow the lawn, as usual. The bulbs will replenish and bloom again for years to come (unless they become too damp and mold, or become the meal for a local squirrel!)
Depending upon growth (of crocus and grass) you may need to mow the lawn once before the crocus arrive.
After the flowers arrive, one can mow around the clumps or just let the grass go for awhile.
Our lawn was mowed once before the crocus arrived, since then, we’ve mowed around the “bouquets”.
The sunny cheer of the crocus is the perfect memorial to our sweet friend.