when the chips are down
at the final and critical moment, when things really become difficult
When the chips are down the man will always come and help his friends.
Benefits of Saffron
Planting Saffron Crocus Corms
Where Saffron Crocus are reliably hardyUSDA Zone 6 through 8 in the South, 6 through 9 in the West you should plant the corms as soon as you receive them. Saffron Crocus do best in full sun and well-drained soil that is moderately rich in organic matter. Ideally, the site should be relatively dry in summer, when the corms are dormant.