My Spring Bulbs
April 15, 2008
Okay, so I chickened out on dividing my rhubarb this weekend though in my defense it was really cold and rainy and I spent most of my time indoors sowing seeds. It was so cold it snowed.
Last fall I decided that I was going to try planting bulbs for some nice colour early this spring. I was really concerned about squirrels digging the bulbs up so after I planted them I cut up some chicken wire and laid pieces of it over the soil held down at the corners with rocks. It worked and this spring there’s been a lot of bulb action pushing its way up through the soil.
Here is some Saffron Crocus crocus sativus (fall flowering) bulbs coming through:
Darwin hybrid Apeldoorn Tulips in a very grid-like planting pattern:
Very orderly Allium ‘Gladiator’:
Grape hyacinths muscari armeniacum:
One lone Narcissus ‘Dick Wilden’:
Not shown is some Snake’s Head Iris hermodactylus tuberosa and Narcissus Gigantic Star ‘Ice Follies’. I’m glad they’re all coming up and I’m looking forward to seeing how they all bloom this season.