It's time to think spring? Really? Well that's the only way I can get myself outside now to plant spring bulbs. I must imagine fresh new warm balmy days with waves of beautiful color along my driveway.
Planting bulbs in the Fall is one of my least favorite things to do in the garden. I don't like to be outside in the cold wind and rain. This week I knew the weather would be changing fast and I had limited time to get the job done. On Monday I was outside in practically gale winds digging my 6 inch holes and dropping in tulip and daffodil bulbs, and then a little bone meal.
Monet's Garden - tulip mix
I've always ordered my bulbs from Breck's because they arrive at my door at just the right time. This year however my time was limited and the weather was not cooperating. I just had to muster up and not be a wimp. My nose was running and my fingers were so cold they could barely bend. But I persevered!
I planted the lovely pinks and purples for early spring blooming followed by the large giant daffodils for a mid spring bloom. The dafs are supposed to be deer resistant -- I hope they live up to the description.
I hope you were able to find a few minutes and comfortable temperatures to get your Fall bulbs planted. You'll thank yourself next April and May!