And in honor of the day, here's a picture for my friend Kathy of Cold Climate Gardening. Kathy brought an assortment of her beloved fall-blooming Colchicum bulbs to Garden Bloggers' Fling in 2010 to share with a few lucky fellow bloggers, including the Head Gardener. Kathy selected varieties for me that she thought had a fighting chance and I planted them when the weather cooled a bit at the end of September 2010 (read about that here). Neither Kathy nor I really expected them to even grow in my inhospitable climate. That was the last I saw of them until recently, when I discovered that one lone bulb had made it. Although Kathy and I agreed that the chance of their blooming was less than miniscule, the HG and I are holding onto the tiniest shred of hope.