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Plant fall crocuses now: The saffron crocus will bloom in 6 to 8 weeks; the spice can be harvested for cooking by removing the bright red stigmas at the center. | Photo: J S Sira/GAP Photos

Love to see crocus welcoming us to Spring. Did you know that crocus also bloom in the Fall? It always surprises me to see crocus blooming in my garden in September. (You plant Fall crocus bulbs 'in September' and they bloom the following September. They also multiply too.)

Saffron is the spice derived from the vivid crimson/orange 3 stigmas of Crocus sativus. At about $1,000 lb, an average pound contains about 50,000 flowers...all harvested by hand.