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Sunny Crocus an Early Spring Flower.
Photo made on March 18-2010 in a Sunny garden at Heiloo, The Netherlands, Europe

Cultivation and harvesting of crocus was first documented in the Mediterranean, notably on the island of Crete. Frescos are extant at the Knossos site on Crete as well as from a comparably aged site on Santorini.

The first crocus seen in the Netherlands, where Crocus species are not native, were from corms brought back from Constantinople by the Holy Roman Emperor’s ambassador to the Sublime Porte, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, in the 1560s. A few corms were forwarded to Carolus Clusius at the botanical garden in Leiden. By 1620, the approximate date of Ambrosius Bosschaert’s painting, new garden varieties had been developed, such as the cream-colored crocus feathered with bronze at the base of the bouquet, similar to varieties still in the market. Bosschaert, working from a preparatory drawing to paint his composed piece, which spans the whole of Spring, exaggerated the crocus so that it passes for a tulip, but its narrow, grasslike leaves give it away.
Source: Wikipedia

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  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 5 years ago


  • Dankjewel Yooltje voor je prachtige berichtje:))
    Liefs, Joke ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 5 years ago

    This looks like a great water color painting. A beautiful shot!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you so much Bill for the beautiful comment!
    Happy Sunday, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 5 years ago

    Like the lighting in this one, beautiful

  • Thank you so much dear Byron for the beautiful comment! So happy its finally Spring in Holland!!!
    Happy Sunday, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    The contrasts of color Jokus is so interesting….. I love crocus….. i have only grown the white ones….. I enjoyed your presented information…. thank you!!!
    A great capture!!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Brenda for the kind comment! Here are more colors, there are yellow, purple, blue and white, I love crocus too because it are the first colors after a long Wintertime!
    Wish you a beautiful Sunday, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your co-hosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thanks Chris and Cee for the warm welcome in the group!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • ienemien
    ienemienover 4 years ago

    Lief he… die krokusjes maken je gewoon heel blij… en dat lukt ze elk voorjaar weer :-)
    Ook een Mooi krokusje met die kleine streepjes… apart!
    Groetjes ienemientje

  • Dankjewel lieve Ienemientje, ja crocusjes sieren de lente en dat maakt iedereen weer blij;)))
    Kusje je Zusje ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Als in Holland de crocusjes bloeien .. dan is het lente
    Lekkere shot Joke

  • Ja Johnneke eindelijk Lente, het is maar goed dat de crocusjes ons dat vertellen;)
    Lieve groetjes, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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