I can’t wait any longer!
I'm probably too impatient to be a good gardener but, after a week of unseasonably HOT weather (in the upper 80's) we've had 3 nights of temps under 65 degrees. Plus, I've had my bulbs in the refrigerator for the last two days. Today they are going in the ground. This is my first time planting bulbs. I may have overbought. Seriously, I cannot be allowed in Home Depots' bulb section because I cannot control myself. And my front yard isn't really that big. I went purple crazy. These two guys are going in the bare strip that was left over after we cut down the bare yet overgrown hedges at the front of our front yard. chionodaxa animone These are going in front of the hydrengias I planted when I first moved in at the end of this summer. The plot is 6'x3'. I hope I can get all of my purple Spring in. Hyacinth Night Edition bearded lillies Fritillaria. These guys I'm really excited about. I hope they're as arresting looking as the picture indicates. The crocuses and tulips will line the walk up to the stairs. And I plan to put the daffodils amongst the side hedges. The squirrel and I have an understanding. I let him into my compost pile and he leaves my peppers and tomatoes alone. I cannot trust him to keep his end of the bargain when it comes to my bulbs however. So I've got chicken wire to go inside the hole and blood meal to go on top. The instructions on the bag of blood meal says to not put directly onto or under the plants. It says to put it near the plant and let the soil incorporate it slowly. I'm hoping that this will have happened by the time the plants come up next Spring. Wish me luck!