This past fall I went a little overboard on buying bulbs online. I was like a kid in a candy store. I bought so many bulbs that when the time came to plant them I realized I did not have enough spaces in my garden to plant. I love gardening, however I know what I like visually but on a scientific level I am lost most of the time.
The season for planting bulbs was passing and I did not get all my bulbs into the ground, the ones I did get into the ground I don't even know what I planted and where, interesting things are starting to pop up in the garden, baby irises and crocus, lots of purple( I love purple so I did have something in mind).
I spoke to my friend Beth about my dilemma who's an expert at gardening and knows a lot about everything. I think she learned a lot from Mary. She told me what to do, I'm not sure I got it exactly right because I think the bulbs were supposed to start blooming in the winter?
Spring is off to a slow start this year so it's still exciting to be able to have indoor bulbs blooming. Today I had a wonderful surprise in the morning my first forced Tulip.
For all you folks who are already enjoying the beginning of spring some of us still have snow on the ground. I'm feeling a little envious. I have decided to create a virtual spring garden. This is my garden ...."I CAN DREAM" or perhaps I can have a nightmare if that bunny was in my garden, no offense to the creator's . These are some pictures I took at "The New York Botanical Garden"Spring "2007" We also went on a topiary bunny hunt to find some treasure!! (it was April and it was cold and snowed that day some of the flowers were NOT happy):
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