Each spring, I swear that THIS FALL . . . I will plant more bulbs!
Because after a long, bleak, dark winter, nothing warms the heart more than bright blooms in an otherwise desolate garden.
I have some bulbs in my garden. Not many though. Certainly not enough. There are some lovely crocus that I planted nearly 10 years ago; they have done a fine job of "naturalizing" throughout the garden and I am most grateful. And I have a handful of daffodils -- randomly placed and just not enough for any kind of impact. And some grape hyacinths that I planted after being inspired on my trip to Amsterdam back in 2011. And then I have some sad, sad tulips. Because tulips don't fare well over time; they really need to be dug up and re-planted each year for maximum impact.
So, really. Not many bulbs.
This year, though . . . was gonna be different!
This year, I was not going to lose my bulb-planting mojo.
This year, I was going to Do It.
So I ordered bulbs.
Then I just . . . kind of didn't plant them.
Lucky for me, we got a lovely Indian Summer reprieve in the weather. This week has been one gorgeous day after another. Perfect . . . for getting out in the garden and planting bulbs!
I'm happy to report that over the last two days, I planted more than 300 bulbs!
Parts of my garden should be a riot of color come spring.
For some reason, planting bulbs is a chore I seem to loathe.
But the payoff will be huge in the spring. (When I'll need it most.)
I can dig it!