Crocus flower in the photo

As soon as the snow melts from the ground under the warm rays of the sun, they, the crocuses, will tell you about the arrival of spring with colorful paints. It is with these "babies" that the end of winter is associated, and although crocuses bloom only up to 10 days, this time is enough to create a spring mood.
Crocuses are favorites of many flower growers, because they are not demanding in care, they will decorate any flower garden. And the crocus flower in the photo looks so attractive that it is often depicted on greeting cards, moreover, when choosing seeds, the packaging with the image of this delicate flower cannot float past the eye.

Features of planting crocuses

  • Soil - should be loose, rich in manure and fertilizers, fertile.
  • Lighting - if you want to get large flowers, you need to give the plant a lot of light, crocuses can also grow in the shade, but in this case they will be smaller.
  • Watering - crocuses do not like stagnant water, and as soon as the first sprouts appear, and then flowers, the plant must be watered.
  • Fertilizer - if the soil is well enough fertilized during planting of crocuses, then you do not need to fertilize, but if they grow in one place for several years, then you can feed them with fertilizers with phosphorus and potassium. The first time you need to feed when the first shoots appear, the second - when the buds are tied, and the third - after flowering.
  • Crocuses should be planted to a depth of 10 cm, and if the bulbs are small - by 5 cm, the distance is up to 5 cm.
  • After flowering, it is necessary to remove the dried leaves and dig up the bulbs (in mid-August), and if you plan not to change the place for the crocuses, then you do not need to dig them out.
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Crocuses bring the very first joy when they begin to appear in the thawed patches. Snow can still lie nearby in snowdrifts, but they are already blooming. Because of them, I try to go to the dacha early in order to have time to admire.