OUR SPRING HERE HAS BEEN SO SLOW TO GET COOKING that I let the tender bulbs I’d stashed in the basement, like cannas and dahlias, all sleep a little longer this year. But now I’m sounding reveille, and saying “be up, be doing” like my Grandma used to say to me. I won’t put them in the ground till month’s end, but meanwhile, here’s how to get them off to a good start.
Categoriesbulbs container gardening
April 9, 2010
remember how to wake up tender bulbs?
I HAULED THE GARBAGE BAGS OF CANNAS and other tender bulb-like things from the cellar yesterday, where they’d slept quietly for months, to clean them..
April 18, 2013
bulb-growing basics: a springtime recap
THEY’RE ONE OF SPRING’S best garden performers: flower bulbs. But what if your daffodils have no flowers (or very few), or the animals dug up..
Margaret, I thought I was the only one still behind with my Spring bulb planting. Most years I have so much more done by now. It might be the weather, the fact that I like to run around (plant sales, etc), or DARE i say…We are all getting older, so things get done slower. NO, let’s blame it on the weather.
Looking at pictures from the past few seasons I see that spring here in Michigan is at least 3 weeks behind. Today is the annual flower and plant sale at my farmer’s market so I hope it starts warming up!