<p>by Amanda<\/p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8036" src="\/media\/wpuploads\/sites\/3\/2015\/07\/colchicum-water-lily-american-meadows-201507071.jpg" alt="colchicum-water-lily-american-meadows-20150707" width="700" height="400" \/>\r\n\r\nWhen the season winds down in fall and blooms starts to fade, it can make a gardener get a little, well, gloomy. A fantastic, fun way to get rid of these late-season blues is by planting <a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com\/flower-bulbs\/fall-flowering-crocus-flower-bulbs">fall-flowering crocus<\/a> in the late summer months. These quick-blooming beauties add jewel-toned colors to the fall garden and are extremely easy to grow.\r\n\r\nThese late-season bloomers are also perennials, multiplying each year, and will quickly become a staple of your fall garden.\r\n\r\n<strong>Saffron Crocus<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="alignleft wp-image-8034 size-full" src="\/media\/wpuploads\/sites\/3\/2015\/07\/saffron-crocus-american-meadows-20150707.jpg" alt="Crocus sativus" width="350" height="345" \/>\r\n\r\nThis <a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com\/flower-bulbs\/fall-flowering-crocus-flower-bulbs\/saffron-crocus-bulbs">purple-blooming variety<\/a> is the most popular fall-flowering crocus, due to the high demand and price of the spice made from this flower\u2019s stamens: saffron. It\u2019s easy to harvest, dry and then store the stamens to use in your favorite culinary creations. <a href="http:\/\/blog.americanmeadows.com\/2011\/09\/15\/saffron-crocus-delightful-and-delicious\/">Learn how in our blog here.<\/a>\r\n\r\nNot interested in the spice? No problem. This easy-to-grow crocus\u00a0adds\u00a0elegance to\u00a0the garden and in containers. You can also plant Saffron Crocus indoors on a sunny windowsill.\r\n\r\n<strong>Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com\/flower-bulbs\/fall-flowering-crocus-flower-bulbs">These varieties<\/a> bloom so quickly it\u2019s like magic. Plant in August, either in the ground or in containers, and within days you\u2019ll see them poking through the soil. Coming in a variety of pinks, purples and white, <a href="http:\/\/www.americanmeadows.com\/flower-bulbs\/fall-flowering-crocus-flower-bulbs">Crocus and Colchicum<\/a>\u00a0create a unique, colorful statement in your late season garden.\r\n\r\nEach bulb will produce about 5-10 stems, creating a multitude of blooms just when you need them most \u2013 In the fall!