Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Bulb Order

This has been looming for months, but somehow I never get to it as early as I should. This year, I took a new approach: identify the locations and types of bulbs you want, and only then turn to the catalogs to fill in the blanks. What a concept!

Under the maple tree will be more crocus tommasianus, five of the special 'Claret' (at the top)
and a bunch of 'Lilac Beauty.' Was hoping for a sea of chionodoxa, but Van Bourgondien was out so will have to look further.

In front of the trellis that hides the compost pile will be three narcissus, 'Ceylon,' 'Bahama Beach,' (at left) and 'Serola," all a soft yellow, and muscari armeniacum for contrast.

Added to the cutting garden is a mix of Scheepers Sport tulips, the WFF perennial tulip mixture, and 25 fringed tulip 'Bell Song,' a soft pink. Planned for a pale yellow, but they were out of stock.

The front garden needs more low color in the spring, so have ordered the WFF miniature narcissus mixture, some species tulips 'Oratorio' and batalinii 'Bronze Charm,' (below)
and Allium triquetrum (at bottom). Also sternbergia lutea for fall color.

In front of the trellis with the akebia will go more muscari (when Brent and Becky referred to muscari as the "socks" of the garden, I perked up, since this area needs it) and some 'Lady Jane' species tulips.

Plus more English bluebells for the oak tree garden.

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