Flowers on the First Day of Spring

Happy first day of spring! Thousands of Joanne d’Arc Dutch Crocus are blooming in the lawn on Evening Island along with many other plants you wouldn’t normally see bloom at this time. This cultivar was hybridized in the mid-1920s by W.J. Eldering, an early Dutch pioneer in the creation of garden-adapted cultivars. Learn about this plant and more on our weekly bloom highlight page.

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Julie McCaffrey

Julie McCaffrey is media relations manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden and is responsible for promoting the Garden's programs and events through traditional and social media. Julie holds a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. in Communications from Northwestern University.