Late Spring Bulbs   3 comments

I ordered about 400 bulbs late last summer and when they all arrived in the fall and I looked at them in the boxes I realized I had bit off a little more than I could chew.  But with the help of my 2 girls and my husband, we got them all planted.  Now we can enjoy the fruits of our labor.  I plant the cutting garden in the photo above with lots of flowers sequenced from early spring until fall.  The very front of the garden is daylilies, their foliage hides the dying bulb foliage right behind them.  Just behind the daylilies, I planted 3 types of daffodils, and behind them, some impression tulips.  The tulips will need to be replanted, so I kept them separate.  Behind them I just planted my gladiolus, I usually get them in a little earlier.  Then I leave a walking path.  Then I plant zinnias, tithonias and sunflowers.

Back to the bulbs.  The first daffodils to bloom, with the impression tulips, were Safinas.  I was lukewarm about them.  But now, in the photo, are Rosy Cloud and Bahama Beach.  I bought the Bahama Beach from Brent and Becky’s and they were written up as fragrant.  I never heard of nice smelling narcissus, but these do smell heavenly, and they are very tall.  I really like the combination of the 2 of them together.

Next, in my purple garden, I added a lot of grape hyacinths, which were supposed to be mixed colors, the photo in the Netherland catalog showed shades of blue, but I actually got white and dark blue/purple, nothing in between.  I also planted Shirley tulips and Cum Laude tulips.  The Shirleys are the lighter ones, they start almost pure white, I was ready to complain that I had received the wrong bulbs, but as each day goes by, more and more purple shows up.  They are really very nice.  Then you can see some alliums that are getting ready to open, and a small burgundy iris that I got from a friend.

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Posted May 16, 2008 by cindyeo in bulbs, daffodil, garden, tulip

3 responses to “Late Spring Bulbs

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  1. Wonderful bulbs. I sure hope the nasty little critters don’t snatch those beauties!

  2. Were these photos taken this week? All our Daffodils and Tulips have finished (I like in the South of England). Lovely purple tulips.

    Best wishes Sylvia (England)

  3. Yes, the photo was taken one day before the post, our bulbs are still hanging on. Luckily we haven’t gotten that one flukey hot day that will ruin the bulbs.

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