Originally Posted by Chef Munky
I've got to stay away from Home Depot, True Value to!
What started out as physical therapy ( Dr Nag suggested it ) to help with my lack of circulation. I've taken up the job of redoing every border in the front back and side yards. Went to True value yesterday, ( just to buy a new ladder mind you) walked out with 242 in total of bulbs. $130.00 bucks later. Holy cow I'll be planting all week just to get them blooming by spring. This is a problem now.
It's been addicting learning about them, what will grow in my area, designing new areas with rocks, keeping it pet friendly and such. Just can't help myself.
3 types of Crocus's
Lots of Lillie's
Not forgetting the spring / summer Iceland Poppies seeds I've saved this year.
I wasn't expecting the Hyacinth's to grow and bloom already, but they have. It doesn't even feel like spring yet around here it's been cold wet and stormy the past few days. Next year I'll plant them later then I did so I can open the front door and enjoy the scents from them.
they were so pretty and fragrant.Stayed blooming for about 3 weeks. I had Reddish, blues and white colors. It really brightened up a usually dull looking area.
Freesia's, and Dutch Iris's are just about ready to bloom.
The crocus's were planted a little late. Some were already starting to sprout in the box. Off hand I believe I had at least 2 varieties that I picked out for the walkway borders. I couldn't get outside to plant them in the recommended time. So I tried something a little unconventional with those bulbs. To slow them down until I could get it done.
Mind you now that I was just experimenting. I took the bulbs and melted some plain Paraffin wax. Dipped the bulbs in quick and let them dry a sheet of waxed paper. Placed them back into a ziploc bag.
A few weeks later when I could get out and plant them. The sprouts hadn't grown anymore, since the first time it was noticed.
I went ahead and planted them. Not expecting them to grow at all. They are now just sprouting above ground. So much for thinking they weren't going to see the light of day after the dipping. Soon enough they should be blooming.
Still waiting on the rest to make an appearance.
My Cyclamens made it through the winter and have really grown since first planted. Snails got a few of my Mum's. But not all of them. The egg shell trick has been working beautifully! Thanks Alix! :)
As soon as the rain stops. The wild flower seeds and Cosmo's can be spread out.