― Stephen King,
|The fall season at Illahe Nursery and Gardens|
Crocus cartwhrightianus 'Marcel'
I love the stories of where selections came from and this is no exception, the story goes it was named by Janis Ruksans for Antoine Hoog's son. Mr. Hoog grew the wild collected seedlings and sent them to Janis. The saffron type looks fantastic this time of year with the failing light and although the slugs love them, I've finally got a handle on those critters by some frequent metaldehyde applications under the pots.
If I can get my act and camera together before the frost and wind have taken there toll, I'd like to do a post on the Autumn crocus collection.
Rain, but not that cold this week. Still haven't seen a frost or gotten really close to it, which is nice because I have some food crops I'm trying to get up and established in the greenhouse.