The crocus gets all the glory at this early stage of the gardening year, but there are other little jewels that sparkle in their own way, including the Lenten Rose and the snowdrops seen below. Every spring I make a vow to plant more of these early harbingers of the season – so desperately appreciated are they at this time of the year – and every fall I see the bulbs from which they originate in the garden stores, and I pass them by with a lazy shrug. After a winter that doesn’t want to go away, they are even more appreciated, so this September/October I’ll see if I can make the effort. For now, I’ll enjoy the work of others, as seen from the streets of Boston.
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