I planted some bulbs back in January (late, I know). I got a chance to get out in the sun today and it got me thinking about them. Here’s what I wrote in my garden journal back when I planted them:
“Yesterday, I planted bulbs. The temperature was in the high 40’s and I decided to get the bulbs in the ground that had been sitting in the basement since fall. I know it’s a risk getting them in the ground this late in the season, but they won’t bloom in the basement! I planted some by the mailbox and some in the back by the big rock. Here’s what I planted:
“Angelique Tulips, WFF Perenial Ivory Tulips, and Calgary Narcissus by the mailbox, and those three plus a mix of unlabelled blue-shade bulbs by the rock.
“The ground was so hard that I know I probably didn’t plant them as deep as they should go, but I’m happy it’s done and I’m anxiously awaiting spring… I hope they survived the big ‘Norester’ we got today. We only got about 1 inch of the predicted 6.”
So I’m relying on the hardiness of bulbs from CT being able to survive our winter. I bought them from White Flower Farm, in Litchfield. Only time will tell if I’ll have some beautiful white and blue flowers next month. Here’s what I was imagining when I ordered them:
Anyway, here’s a picture of what the planting in back looks like right now. Not very spring-y yet…