The [glow=yellow,1,10]sun[/glow] is shining, and the Crocus are starting to flower. I've never had any seed set on Crocus, but hope to alter that with a liberal application of paint brushes. It might just be our normal, heavy rains that prevent the pollination of Crocus, but perhaps there are other things I need to consider. Are there timing issues regarding maturation of pollen and the receptiveness of the stigmatic surfaces? Are there also issues of self-sterility? My interests center on species, Crocus and most everything else. Thanks for any advise.
Dave Brastow (Tumwater, Washington-zone 7A)
Hand pollinating Crocus