We love our garden flowers. And one of our favorite seasons in the garden is Spring. For the 23 years that we've lived at Linderhof, we've always planted bulbs -- some years more than others, but bulb planting is a rite of Fall!!!
|My Wal Mart bulbs, the bone meal, and a trowel on a sunny fall day!|
And this fall was no exception . . . instead of mail order bulbs, I picks these up at Wal Mart -- alliums which we found so charming in England this spring are new to the garden at Linderhof. A package of daffodils that do so well in our garden and little grape hyacinths that are such cute spring flowers.
Because in Spring . . . I love the house to look like this . . .
King Alfred Daffodils in the sunroom -- for several years I bought king size bags of these at Costco to plant!
White ones in the living room -- bought mail order years and years ago!
And more of those white ones in the bedroom!
But I couldn't resist the mail order bulbs and so after these were planted I sent off for some aromatic daffodils, some little tete-a-tete daffodils, some snowdrops that I've wanted "forever" and have never ordered, some English bluebells for they were so pretty this year when we were in England, and some winter aconite that I fell in love with after seeing a post on Reggie's blog about these sweet yellow flowers. Alas, more planting . . . and this year I vowed to "not do as much"!!!!
The big bags of bulbs that I planted last year, I did not get to see for we were in England this year when most of them bloomed!!! Sigh!!!
But for a gardener, there is always "next year"!!!