Wednesday, October 14, 2009
283 Bulbs + 5 Blisters = High Hopes 4 Springtime
Final tally: 283 flower bulbs.
Those 3 extra Tulip bulbs traveled from Amsterdam to Park City, Utah ~ stowaways in Sandy's suitcase. And, I was ever so grateful.
I planted those special 3 in the center of a HUGE circle of Daffies and Allium bulbs. In the high hopes that this bad-smelling bulb strategy might outsmart the infernal critters snooping around for tasty tulips.
I went a little hog wild this year. Ordered most of them from the same company. Imagine how delighted that company must be, assuming all sorts of future profits from this big spender bulb-aholic!
Alas, they will be sorely disappointed. This was a one time deal simply because I was lonely. I traveled the entire month of September. Realized I was missing my gardens when I found myself pulling weeds at our cabin on the Oregon shore.
That inspired me to busy myself on the airplane, writing a great big bulb order.
Now, I assume you know the do's and don'ts of great big bulb orders, right? Send it off immediately! Before you have the good sense to think about the cost and all that hard work. :)
This one's for you, Jan!
Perhaps this is the needlepoint pattern I should try my luck at this winter?
That could take me 'til April and beyond... :D