The Colour of Spring Is Violet. And White.

From rq: The famous crocuses. And a different kind of snowdrop that is neither blue nor violet but white with green. I think it’s a snowdrop species, it’s always blooming at the same time. The last one is called Portrait of Dog with Snowdrops. :) Click for full size!

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  1. blf says

    The famous crocuses.

    I read that as the “the famous couscous“, which can indeed be delicious.

  2. blf says

    rq has the beautifulest flowers

    It’s the Latvian potatoes. They are almost as nasty as peas, but, crucially, easier to control. The potatoes are corralled, ground up (shot first if your are feeling mean), allowed to moulder awhile in horse-infested areas, and after being eaten and expelled a few times by the horses, thrown away, typically buried in deep volcanic pits. All that effort means the flowering plants are left alone, so they can get on with the flowering and bee p0rn.

  3. Tethys says

    I have always loved the spring bulbs, thanks for sharing rq. Too bad that rabbits also really enjoy crocus. I’ve got white bloodroot and blue scilla popping up under my yellow blooming Cornus mas, and the warm sunshine has woken the mason bees from hibernation. That white flower is a relative of snowdrops Galanthus, called spring/summer snowflake. Leucojum . Appropriately, it’s Latin name is a Greek compound word that translates as ‘white violet’.

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