Greetings to all. I am a long time lurker on many forums and am grateful to have learned a LOT. Thanks, all.
Has anyone else noticed that the yellow crocus usually are finishing when the purple and whites start to bloom? This year was actually the best overlap I have ever seen, but the yellows are finished now, and the others are still quite colorful. My yellows that I am trying to overlap are not the species crocus, those finish before the others even begin. My yellow do have narrower leaves and tend to clump closely as they multiply, more so than my purple and whites. Sorry, they have been around a long time, so I don't remember where or what I ordered, other than that they are not species. Perhaps there is a cultivar that blooms later? I have not seen this addressed in any of the bulb catalogs, even the ones with lots of information--and few screaming blurbs and photos.
One nice thing which I am keeping an eye on, is that this year the tete a tete daffs are blooming with the purple and white crocus. I don't think I have noticed them overlapping so well in other years. This spring has been dry and mostly cool in the mid-Atlantic.
On another bulb subject, I must share a serendipitous combination that I have been expanding on throughout my yard. Toronto tulips (bright salmon), grape hyacinths, and yellow, or pale yellow daffs make a stunning combination. Some years the overlap is better than others. I am still working out which daffs are best. The first year I noticed it, it was with some "King Alfreds" (but I doubt they were the real thing.) Lately, they have been finishing too early, so I keep adding daffs with later bloom-times. When the timing is right, it is gorgeous. (Take my word for it/use your imaginations, as I have yet to try posting photos! When the combo is up and running this year, I will try to snap and post a pic.)
Thank you to all you friendly sharers of great information. Have a fabulous spring.