A Perfect Day
50°F (10°C). Global warming notwithstanding, there aren’t going to be many more balmy days this winter. I took advantage of the unseasonable warmth to do something I haven’t done in years: plant all of the bulbs that I ordered. Every year, it seems that I have more bulbs than time to plant them. Or the weather doesn’t cooperate. Or my schedule gets hectic. It really hurts to throw out unplanted bulbs.
I was very happy to be able to throw on a sweatshirt, grab my box of leftover bulbs and spend time outside deciding where I needed color next spring and digging in the dirt. Today I planted:
50 Fritillaria assyriaca
40 giant crocuses for naturalizing
6 Narcissus “Baby Moon”
5 “Little Gem” daffodils
Total bulbs planted this fall: 256 + 3 trillium + 3 peonies + 1 Jack Frost Brunnera
I'm looking forward to spring.