Looks like I had ordered these a life time in the past. It is a large enough order, however I’ve ordered extra prior to now. I haven’t purchased this quantity of bulbs in awhile, so it was so enjoyable to see that field in my storage.
My order included 250 tulips, 200 daffodils, 12 allium, 50 hyacinths, 5 crown imperial fritillaria,
The Allium bulbs have been like large garlic gloves. I ordered Pinball Wizard which is a bigger blue allium.
The hyacinths have been additionally a pleasant measurement. I do plant these a bit nearer and I planted a number of groupings of 5 bulbs. I’ve by no means been bothered by this bulb, though I do usually put on gloves after I dig and plant. I suppose the hyacinth bulb may cause some pores and skin irritation. I had ordered Candy Invitation and Aqua.
The soil was already prepped. So it was a straightforward pleasing backyard process. It did take just a few days to get the entire bulbs in, however I wasn’t in any rush. I needed to savor the time. This will likely be a big grouping of tulips
I had ordered double tulips this time round. Double Shake and Cunning Foxtrot. I additionally obtained a mix of single tulips that I potted up in giant pots. The pots will keep within the storage till early spring. I additionally potted up a number of daffodils and hyacinths for forcing. I didn’t plan for forcing final yr, and regretted it later.
I exploit glass jars with beads and marbles together with some stones. Filling with water just under the bulbs. This works effectively for the daffodils. The hyacinths have a particular jar that I exploit. I additionally did just a few tulips this yr utilizing the water and stone technique. The tulips will stay within the cool, darkish backyard room for about 12 weeks and the daffodils take 16 weeks of chill time.
My pal the Woolly Bear Caterpillar is telling me he’s not positive about winter time. The broader the band the extra gentle the winter, so it goes, So, it appears to be like about half means, unsure what meaning.
In my gardening space, zone 6a, bulbs may be planted proper up to date that the bottom freezes. Bulb time is now prior to now. Prepared to maneuver ahead and dream of all of the spring coloration. Planting bulbs does take some planning and I suppose it’s true that it exhibits that the gardener has religion and is ready to dream, transferring ahead in time.
Completely satisfied Bulb Gardening.