Bring on Spring

I know what you’re thinking… “Spring?!? Valerie… what’s the rush… we want to enjoy fall!”

And I agree… it’s just when you’re a gardener, if you want flowers…. you have to think ahead…

So I’ve been shopping.

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And come spring, hopefully my gardens will be awash with Parrot Tulips!

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I’ve mentioned before that Daffodils are my favourite spring flower… but I especially love the ones with pink centres!

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An speaking of pink… Have you ever seen Pink Grape Hyacinths…? No? Neither had I … but they’ll be blooming in my garden come Spring!

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An I’m always so jealous when people post pictures in early Spring of their Snow Drops. I have to wait until late April for anything to bloom – but not next year!

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These will be started using the Winter Sow method. I’ve had such luck with it.

Now I just have to think of a way to keep all these goodies safe from you-know-who…

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10 thoughts on “Bring on Spring

  1. Thanks for reminding me: I want to plant some bulbs. I’ve heard that squirrels don’t like daffodils. If that’s true, those will be my go-to. Our neighborhood is very wooded, so we have a gazilion squirrels.

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  2. Shirley

    You really have an awesome selection of spring bulbs! Your gardens are going to be so pretty. I did not know there were pink grape hyacinths. Daffodils are one of my favorites and I think they are such happy looking blooms. I guess your break from knitting will be spent digging in the dirt. What great therapy.

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  3. Michelle Cooper

    What wonderful frilled tulips. It is Spring here down-under in New Zealand. The tulips are going well in our Botanic Gardens, my blue grape hyacinths are flowing and the wind is blowing. Ah – the joy of the Equinox gale force winds every Spring. Please give the cats head scritches from me, Michelle in Wellington, NZ.

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