Travails in my zone 7 Virginia garden are interrupted by occasional travel postings.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
It's all in the timing
Inspired by a pairing in the White Flower Farm catalog, I planted Sun Disc narcissus in the oak tree garden. They were supposed to bloom at the same time as the English bluebells, and it sure looked adorable on paper. However, the bluebells had gone by when these little yellow blooms poked up their heads. I love the way they float over the dark green foliage of hosta and mertensia, but they're off by about ten days or so in their timing. Oh, well. Better gardeners than I have the same problem, as I saw in Takoma Gardener's tulip story.