Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Colour Wheels And Mice

The Crocuses actually opened today. Amazon the field mouse has chewed a fair few of them, but these three were untouched and unscathed. The brilliant gold and brown colours are luminescent in the gloomy day. I am so pleased they flowered at least once for me, after last years collapsing flowers.

I planted a pot yesterday with California Poppies and Cornflowers. I saw this colour combination today with the Crocus contrasting to the Blue Primula with the yellow eye. The two colours are nearly on the opposite side of the colour wheel.
I will buy more Crocus for the new garden as they are the first flowering Spring bulb in the garden.
My question is why mice love Crocuses so much.I have just read one Gardener trapped sixty mice in a growing season who were after his crocus!!

1 comment:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Crocuses must taste really good and are one of the few things available to eat this early. Squirrels love them too. I really like the photo of the yellow Crocus with the blue & yellow Primrose.