These are my fall crocus - what delightful things they are! In the spring, the bulbs put up wide green leaves which die off at the beginning of summer (and then I cut them back), then at the beginning of fall, these delicate, light purple flowers reach up to let me know cool temperatures are on their way.
I love these flowers - not only are they heirloom flowers, but family heirlooms as well! My grandfather gave bulbs to my father (in the late 40s) and Dad gave some bulbs to me. So I not only love that these ethereal flowers are the first sign of fall, but also that my family has enjoyed them for at least three generations. And the very best thing? The bulbs multiply!