11.04.2010

Planting Bulbs

It's that time of year.  The leaves have fallen.  We start having colder and more frozen mornings... you know that time I am thinking of, right?  Yup, bulb planting (title gave it away, didn't it?)

I this year I added a just a handful of tulips in a new cool orange color.  I also took the plunge with hyacinth -- I always admire how fragrant they are and was excited to find out that they are some of the first blooms to pop in spring. 


We also have a very large hill that I wanted to plant a ton of daffodils on to really cheer up the front of the house come spring.  One large variety pack to fit that need.


As I dug out my shovel and gardening gloves I started to look at the hyacinth bulbs and was very surprised to see how pretty they were.  Shades of purple with touches of magenta and hot pink. 


Just look at the ever so slight pattern on the bulb skin and the way the colors melt together ever so softly.  Talk about finding happiness in a small unexpected place. 


Are you sure I'm supposed to cover this beauty with dirt?


This is the hill I was referring to.  Too steep to mow.  Need to come up with a self-sufficient plant to put here that doesn't require a lot of watering, doesn't grow too tall and maybe self-spreads.  In the meantime, we will at least have daffodils!!


I dug what felt like a TON of these little holes to tuck bulbs in and then started putting the baby daffodils in their new homes!


Can you see what I see?  A hill all covered in happy cheery yellow dots of fun!


Hopefully my deer won't find them yummy between now and then.

I know it's too early to think about spring, but it doesn't hurt to do a few things to assure that it will be beautiful.

Are you planting any bulbs before the ground freezes?

1 comment:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Great ... can't wait to see the flowers in Spring 2011. We stop planting bulbs for the last 2 years ... basically Spring just pop out of our yard. Happy Friday n Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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