Tuesday was one of those perfect Fall days. The sky was blue, the sun was shining on every changing leaf, the wind was still calm (before the wind really hits Wednesday!), and it was WARM. It was a perfect day to clean up the Shade Garden and start planting bulbs. I think I planted 119 (start the 2012 Bulb tally), and still want to put in some allium. And maybe some hyacinths. Somehow we have purchased a lot of hyacinth bulbs. Oh, I also need (as always) more muscari bulbs to finish the edges. And maybe a few yellow daffodils to balance out the ones on the "old" side...
|For today, however, I was happy to plant some along the Eastern edge where the Hydrangea Border meets the Shade Garden.|
|I believe there is a picture of little muscari Armeniacum (or grape hyacinth) bulbs like this every year on the blog. They are just so perfect for edging! And multiply so happily and reliably. And I LOVE them!|
|This section is where the majority of the bulbs went. About forty pink-cupped daffodils (to grow in harmony with the pink-cupped daffodils on the opposite side of the path planted two years ago) as well as apricot and deep reddish-magenta tulips. I tucked a few frittilaria 'Uva-vulpis' in a few spots, as well. I still have about twenty four (or more) allium to plant randomly in both beds, but I need to get more tulips for the other side of the path. Oh, and LOTS of muscari. Have I mentioned muscari?|
|I forgot to take pictures of these outside (with better light), so snapped a few pics at home. The daffodils...|
|...and the tulips. We have some hyacinths that are close in color to the 'Ronaldo' tulips, so maybe they will go in somewhere. It really doesn't matter, I guess, since Spring bulbs look lovely with other Spring bulbs no matter how they are planted.|