Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Bulb Boxes

I love tulips. So much so that it has become harder to find places for the new tulips that I buy every year - especially since they are sold in the fall when you can not see what is already planted. I got sick of accidentally digging up established bulbs, so I started planting the bulbs in plastic planters. That has worked out really well, but I wanted to see if cardboard boxes would work too. Verdict?

They do!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gardening Begins for 2011

I did finally get out to do some gardening this last week. And I was so excited to see that things were even starting to bloom!

Crocuses are easy multipliers.

They are the earliest bloomer.
Dutch irises are great en masse.The Pickwick crocus are big and multiply well. I like the stripes.
And then last night it snowed.
But the hyacinth...

the tete-a-tete daffodills...
and the chionodoxa will be fine.