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Spring Optimism

Fall 2014 Bulbs - Hyacinths and Anemones

Fall 2014 Bulbs – Hyacinths and Anemones

Last year I ordered Anemone coronaria for spring delivery and they arrived very late from the inexpensive catalog company. Disappointingly, only one or two survived. Christina suggested a fall planting might work better so in early October I found a reputable source and placed an order with Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. By the time the box arrived last week I had forgotten about the order. It is so easy to surprise myself!

I also bought some richly colored hyacinth bulbs from a local garden center. The packaging is well-designed to appeal to customers like me, but this was not an impulse purchase. Each spring one or two hyacinths from a single package planted 13 years ago emerge to remind me I really should get more hyacinths. Finally I have listened.

After a busy week with family visiting I thought today would be perfect for planting some spring bulbs, but the garden is waterlogged.

Rainy Meditation Circle

Rainy Meditation Circle

Instead perhaps I should use the time to figure out where in the world I thought I would put these bulbs.

Fall 2014 Bulbs
Hyacinth orientalis ‘Blue Jacket’ (12)
Hyacinth orientalis ‘Woodstock’ (12)
Anemone coronaria ‘Admiral’ (20)
Anemone coronaria ‘Bride’ (50)
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ (50)