I handed a trowel, a container of bone meal, and the bag of tulips to my son. I then told him to go out into the garden and pretend that he was a squirrel burying food for the winter. I explained that the bulbs needed to go into a hole at least 6" deep and that the bone meal needed to be worked into the bottom of the hole - but he had full control over where they were planted.
He gave me a strange look and asked, "Are you sure? You don't care where they go?"
I said, "In nature they pop up where they want so why not in my garden? It will be my springtime surprise!"
He got them all planted and was very happy to do it. He said he would even "squirrel" bulbs for me next year if I wanted.
He might be doing it sooner.
I just bought almost 50 more bulbs from Brecks!
9 TULIP BLUE HERON
8 PARADISE ISLAND TULIP
14 TULIP SPRING GREEN
9 INDIAN SUMMER TULIP
9 TULIP WORLD EXPRESSION
OK. I am seriously thinking that I either need professional help
I need to be locked in the closet for a good month!
I think I've crossed that line from "Obsessive" to "Compulsive" Gardener!!