That was it. Time to realize my own vision. Crocus Lawn, ho!
The plans for my crocus bed under the birch tree are now quite a bit looser then the Rosenborg Crocus lawn. (Paul is breathing a huge sigh of relief!) I am inspired by these photos from England of Kew Gardens (above) and the Great Lawn at Dartington. (below)
And what if I run out of steam with piles of crocus corms languishing in boxes? Forcing bulbs couldn't be easier and is a super solution for those of us with over zealous catalog ordering tendencies. I covet these early Wedgewood Stoneware Bulb Pots (above), especially the faux agate one on the bottom.
Some hardworking and helpful suppliers of crocus bulbs are our Connecticut neighbors
at Van Engelen, Inc. and White Flower Farms as well as C.J. Ruigrok & Sons.
There is also a fantastic article at the Hills Gardens of Maine website that will tell you everything you may have ever need to know regarding bulb pests and all sorts of different phosphorous fertilizers.
I can't wait until Springtime!