Trials and tales of a not-so-advanced gardener--both in the dirt and beyond.

Friday, September 12, 2008

What bulbs to order? Minor bulbs, spring bulbs, summer bulbs...

It's dreary outside and fall has certainly started showing it's face around here--falling temperatures, leaves turning.

I'm debating about what, if any, bulbs to order. I dug up a huge bounty from the old place and need to get those in the ground. But it just feels right to order some more!

Minor bulbs do a good job for some low lying, early spring color. Color is something I definitely need in the front yard. It's just too plain up there for me!

But I remember before I bought the house, there were hyacinths blooming in the front and so were a couple of sparse tulips. I love hyacinths...perhaps I'll buy some of those. Tulips I have a ton of...but they are one of my favorites. You can never have too many.

I think I might check out Habig's selection. they had some lovely dwarf irises a few years ago that I really liked.


Gail said...

Isn't it fun to order bulbs! I cheated and went to a big box store and picked up a package or two of inexpensive King Alfred dafs...they will naturalize nicely in this one spot. Also some muscari. Have you gotten bulbs from the BB stores?

Kristy "Greenthumb" Guthrie said...

Gail-my secret is the cheap mail order catalogs...I typically order a bunch and have a spend $50, save $25 coupon or something. And they have a big variety that are usually on sale or buy one, get one free.

They turn out great every year!