Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thinking ahead

I did not take this picture, it is from the bulb catalogue.

Let me explain.

I rode my bike to the dentist. (OUCH! ;-( )

Then I rode my bike to the nursery and bought some bulbs. Biker buddy dug while I pointed. We planted 4 daffydowndillies (big ones), 4 early red tulips, 4 late red tulips, 8 snowdrops. 10 grape hyacinths and 20 Wolf's bane or winter aconite. Dunno why it's called wolf's bane but I hope to look it up. If I find out, I will let you know.

I'm very excited and looking about 5 months ahead 'til all the new flowers start coming into bloom. YAY! Also repotted my geranimum form the outdoor planter into a pot and brought it in and planted 3 ivy's in a long planter for the stairway window, yay!
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BerryBird said...

Oh, that does sound exciting. I need to plant the daffy bulbs Nadine gave me. Any tips?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

use a bulb planter or a long narrow sturdy trowel, dig a deep narrow hole or pound a stake into the ground that's at least as wide as the bulb and plant it 3-4 inches deep with the pointed end up and mulch it with leaves or other mulch. Daffies are fine but you may want to cover tulips with wire so the squirrels don't eat them and take the wire off when the first green tips show up.

I picked up discarded daffy bulbs from the bossy neighbor lady down the street, some of which were damaged, and just tossed them into the ground and they all grew.

Nadine said...

Very exciting!

I put a cutting of my hosta in water and it rooted well. Is it too late to put it in the ground? Should I put it in an indoor pot until spring?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I don't consider myself an expert but my first guess would be that it would be better off planted in the ground and mulched with leaves (before a real hard freeze) with should be carefully removed in spring.

The weather is supposed to be relatively mild during the next week.