Chairs on Crocus Lawn - Elizabeth Hamilton

Spring on Baldwin Hill, South Egremont, MA...

My neighbors planted this crocus lawn over 20 years ago and when in full bloom, locals in the know travel from far and wide to view.  Even more charming are the “volunteer” crocuses that pop up by the roadside in unexpected places.

Our friends were delighted to let me drag our newly-slipcovered armchairs into their yard for a photo-op.

(Fair warning for lawn neat-freaks: the foliage of the crocuses must be left to mature, which means no mowing for a very long time.)