These little bulbs are enjoying the spot light once again. Not just for their beautiful flowers but because these crocus are the producers of saffron. Many gardeners have taken an interest in growing this prized spice for themselves. And who can blame them, gram for gram, saffron is worth more than gold! Look out for the little red stigmas in the centre of each flower (as seen in the picture). You can carefully pick these by hand and use them to add that unique colour and aroma to dishes straight away. Alternatively, dry them before storing in an air-tight container where they will keep for years.