Wednesday, November 07, 2007
So all my bulbs aren’t in yet. So what?
Not only that, but I am still in the process of sending some giveaway bulbs to others, thus ensuring that all their bulbs aren’t in yet either. Not only that, but it’s been snowing a bit and it’s about 35 out right now. Not only that, but the roofers should be here any day now and that might present me with difficulties when I do get my act together and plant the rest of the bulbs.
I did get the lilies in (except the ones I just ordered) and got all the hyacinths and paperwhites (the special tazettas that need a cold spell) into the root cellar. I like fooling around with paperwhites: no digging, no dirt, no freezing outside. I’m also experimenting with some larger containers. One, the tallest, is a bit iffy, but these are tall varieties and I’m betting they’ll clear the top of it. Or not, and then we’ll see how that looks (strange, probably). These will stay on the dark, cool back room for a while and then they’ll go into the new plant room, which is progressing.
As for the outdoor bulbs, it’s really nothing to get excited about. The weather will warm up in a few days, and I’ll get them in. I happen to know you can wait until January to get tulips in and as long as you can get into the ground, they’ll bloom as usual in the spring.