In Bloom in March
This article originally appeared in our March edition of Witch, What?, a newsletter for witches of all experience levels which you can pick up in person at our stores or receive for free with an online order. It includes information like that month's full moon, any Wheel of the Year holidays coming up, what is in bloom that month, and helpful articles like this one! These articles will not appear on our blog until the following month (or later), so if you want to get them right away, make sure to drop by our booth at the 400 Market!
Crocus is often called “the first flower of spring,” though here in Ontario, you might have noticed the Hepatica first. Crocus is associated with spring, youthfulness, cheer, and sobriety. There is varying folklore about a young Spartan named Krokus who was in love with the nymph Smilax and heartbroken to not have his love returned. In another tale, Krokus was loved by Hermes who killed him accidentally in a sporting event. In both versions, Krokus becomes the crocus.