One of our traditions is to plant at least 50 bulbs every autumn. Bulb planting is something I did with my dad as a young child and it is a tradition I carried on with my daughters. We usually plant in two stages on in early fall and one later. It’s always interesting to see which planting does better. Tulips are usually saved for a later planting (less time for the squirrels to get them). Yesterday, we planted crocus and narcissus.
Hard working little hands.
In May, when the bulbs are putting on their show, I like to take a annual photo of the girls around Mother’s Day. This photo was taken in May 2009. The daffodils were particularly vibrant that year.
Have a lovely week,
PS If you enjoy forcing bulbs for winter, Stephanie Lynn posted about a pretty paper white project. There is also an informative article in the September issue of MSL (page 31-37) has an excellent article (summarized here) on using multiplier bulbs for mass plantings that were used on Martha’s bed (which involved planting 115,000 bulbs).