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A small group of violet Crocuses started to open up when the afternoon sun came out.


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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Feb 24, 2019, 4:41:29 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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CecilyAndreuArtwork's avatar
CecilyAndreuArtwork|Hobbyist Photographer
Yaaayyyy ... your crocuses came out already; mine are just about to bloom! :) 
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KeldBach's avatar
They usually emerge at the same time every year, regardless of snow and frost. I have had these 7-8 Crocuses for some 20+ years now, but they never seem to reproduce. Do you know how to make them multiply?
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CecilyAndreuArtwork|Hobbyist Photographer
My experience with crocuses is the same; perhaps their growing season is short, therefore don't store enough energy for the bulbs to multiply.  We have lots of inexpensive bulbs imported from Netherland ($2.50 for 12 bulbs of crocus).  As long as I can keep up with the gardening work, I'll plant more and more crocuses!  :D 
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KeldBach's avatar
I think you're right, Cecily. They have probably been cultivated for too many years and have lost the ability to multiply the natural way. I remember seeing a large colony of wild Crocuses in our local forest, but it's probably too late now to go and find them and dig a few up for the garden. Anyway, they are quite cheap to buy, as you said, and delightful to watch during the short time they bloom :)

I just spoke to my neighbour and he thought they were genetically modified to NOT reproduce. Crocuses, like many other bulb plants, are a huge export article so the greenhouse owners earn more money when we have to pay for each and every single bulb. I think he has a valid point.
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nmmarkowa's avatar
Very beautiful! :-)
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KeldBach's avatar
Glad you like it, Nelly :)
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nmmarkowa's avatar
It is my pleasure! Have a good day! :-)
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