Finally! Yesterday I planted my last bulb. I may have bought too many fall bulbs and plants this year. ‘Why did I buy so many?’ I asked myself as I took on the arduous task of getting them all in the ground. The answer came back that I am impatient.
We have just spent our second year in this house and I want mature flower beds. I no longer have the patience to wait for several years to fill the beds around the house with flowers. Now, I’m more seasoned. I know what I want and I don’t want to wait too long to get it.
I had to first let all the beds go through a growing season so that I could see what was in them and what needed to be done. I don’t want to accidentally harm or destroy existing plants after all. This year, year two, I planted both perennials and annuals for the summer and then poured over fall planting catalogs, hungry for the flowers they promised and aggressively picked out bulbs and plants.
I must admit that I underestimated the effort it would take to get all this in the ground. As I work full time, I could only devote weekends to planting and with out of town trips and wet weather, the weekend days were also very limited. Every available clear weekend day, I spent planting. So many bulbs were planted that my favorite bulb planting tool broke during one of these days.
- 200 Daffoldils (love these)
- 60 Hyacinths (smell oh so good!)
- 24 Irises (love these)
- 20 Day Lilies (love these)
- 20 Mountain Lilies (tiny – new for me)
- 16 Lily Trees (giant – these are amazing)
- 9 Peony Bushes (love these)
- 9 Oriental Lilies (gorgeous color)
- 2 Crown Imperials (regal – new for me)
Happy Blooming! Sheri