Saturday, November 03, 2007

Where oh where is spring?

Well, it was a lovely day and we took great advantage of it by planting over 150 spring bulbs today. (For some reason the pervious owner of this house didn't have spring flowers.) About half of those were daffodils and the other half various shades of pink tulips. We still need to add some more dirt and mulch this week, but the weather won't effect the bulbs until another week or so. Last year I waited a bit too long and only planted a few, but this year I thought we should up the spring time bounty.

Unfortunately, we didn't have much time this afternoon as we went running around trying to find a replacement for our garage window. Not an easy task we found and now we are going to have to settle for something that really doesn't match nor does it function the same as we don't have time for a special order. But, hey the builder of this home and its previous occupants have given us numerous challenges and this too shall be overcome. At least we have started the heating season off with no gas leaks so far. It seems that was becoming too much of a common aliment for this house. Although this is generally the time most of us read harvest season type books to the younger crowd, don't forget to throw a book or two in about preparing for the next growing season. Watch it Grow by Ivan Bulloch 2000 is one to consider. It is very general and more geared to actual spring planting, but worth a look for an overall view of gardening.

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3 Comments:

Blogger daddy d said...

Spring planting, wow. That is thinking into the future. The spring will have its own reward for the work done in the fall.

12:18 AM  
Anonymous gawilli said...

The best part is waiting for the bulbs to welcome you into spring. Willi and his daughter planted a mixed bag a few years ago and it was so exciting to see what came up and where.

8:47 AM  
Blogger mjd said...

One year, I planted red tulip bulbs in pots, and they blossomed at Christmas. I always remember this too late. But, you will have nice tulips in the spring...outside where I guess they belong.

11:19 PM  

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