Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's time for spring bulbs!

Every spring, when all my cheery daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth start popping out of the frosty ground, I am so grateful we made the effort to plant bulbs the first autumn we moved in to the blue house. Bulbs are the greatest ever, because you plant them, leave them alone,* and enjoy their beauty year after year after year.

(*If you live in a warm climate, you will need to dig them up and chill them in the fridge during the winter.)

Now is the time to start planning if you want daffs and tulips next spring. You can buy bulbs locally, but we've taken to ordering online, because of the incredible variety available. We've been happy with both Dutch Gardens and van Bourgondien. Order now(ish), then plant in October. Come March, you will be so happy you did!


The Oxford Family said...

Thanks so much for this! I have always wondered when to plant things!

EmmaJ said...

Thank you! We were just given some iris bulbs but not a lot of instruction. Your reminder and then the links really helped me out.