As usual, I’m pushing my luck when it comes to getting my bulbs in the ground! I should NOT be fooled by this nice, mild weather. Before I know it we’ll have snow.
One good thing – I can still get them in the ground after we have a freeze…just have to get them in before the ground freezes hard. That can mean as late as mid-November in Minnesota.
I guess I’ve never really been into planting hundreds of tulips, but then when I see these beautiful first signs of Spring, I regret it. Maybe this year. Or maybe not.
Last year I started 2 new areas of bulbs by planting a 12″ round by 12″ deep area with crocuses, daffodils and tulips (image below). This year, I’m planning to put in Purple Sensation Allium that I picked up at Restoration Gardens in Kohler, Wisconsin last month. It will bloom late Spring and be 24″ tall. I’m also planting one from my Aunt’s garden (also in Wisconsin) – an Elodie Lily. It will bloom a double pink blossom in June!
You should have your dahlias in by now. Cut any foliage, that might be left, back to soil level and store in a cool, dry, dark place until early March. At that time, you can begin to water and feed them again.
Get your bulbs in the ground and let me know what you’ve planted!