NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week--March 8, 2011


Brought to you by NYU's Supervisor of Sustainable Landscaping, George Reis. This week's plant is a crocus species mix on Bleecker Street side of Coles Sports Center. Spring is nearly here, folks. So get out and check out this flower!

NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week
Crocus species mix on Bleecker Street side of NYU Coles Sports Center

NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week
By Head Gardener, George Reis
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Crocus species mix on Bleecker Street side of NYU Coles Sports Center


Here's another sign that spring is approaching: the various Crocus species are starting to flower alongside Coles Sports Center.  Most Crocus species like these at Coles bloom in late winter/early spring. Others like Crocus satiuvs, or Saffron Crocus (named for the spice produced from its red stigmas) bloom in fall.  When you see Crocus in flower you know that daffodils are not far behind, and tulips and Cherry trees soon after that. You can see the whole show come alive this spring along the Bleecker Street side of Coles! (Click for Map)

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