Monday, October 21, 2013

Planning for Spring!

Yesterday I planted flower bulbs! (Shhh... I stole away from my edits for a little while to play in my garden.)  I'm so excited!  I now have tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinths and crocuses in the ground!  I hope most of them survive and come up in the spring!  *fingers crossed*
 
I always love the first flowers of the year!  They usually arrive when I'm not sure if it is truly spring yet, and they convince me it is true. 
 
These are the first bulbs I've planted at this house.  I used to have a lot at my last home (these photos are from that home), but it was too late in the season to do landscape work at our new house last year.  So, this past spring was a little dreary. 
 
But, spring 2014 will be a riot of color and I can't wait!
 

 



Do you plant spring bulbs?  What are your favorite spring flowers?

8 comments:

Darlene Maynard said...

you must love spring, winter hasn't even started and you're already thinking ahead! My favorite season is fall like how it is now :) So other than roses I'm not much of a flower person :(

Donna Cummings said...

This makes me smile! I love daffodils, and crocuses, and all those lovely reminders that winter CAN be endured (even when it doesn't seem like it at the time. LOL) Yay for you planning ahead for that season. :)

Mary Magdeline said...

Well, you sound very organized. Good for you. Since the seasons pass so quickly it seems it's a good idea. I love flowers and often take pictures of them as I wander around. Crocus on the farm were my favorite - they would appear long before the snow was gone and gave me such a good feeling when I saw them.

patonlorraine said...

I do love spring... and summer, and autumn, and winter even! LOL. Roses are wonderful! One of the first shrubs I planted at this new house (and at my last one too) was a rose bush. :)

patonlorraine said...

Flowers always make me smile. :)

In the past I've planted bulbs just after the ground was frozen and that wasn't fun at all! So, I'm pretty pleased I remembered a little earlier this time. :)

patonlorraine said...

Oh, I know what you mean about the prairie crocuses! We had them in our pasture when I was growing up and I've seen them in some of the natural parks / environmental reserves in Calgary too. They were such a beautiful pale mauve. I have a lot of pictures of those over the years too. Unfortunately, I don't have the native species in my yard, but I do enjoy the dark, vibrant species too. :)

Diana Cranstoun said...

I've always used my excuse of suffering hay fever for never gardening - but I love looking at beautiful gardens. Favourite seasons? Spring and Fall. I'm even starting to like winter since adopting the motto, 'There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing'.

patonlorraine said...

LOL - Diana - I couldn't agree with you more about the 'wrong clothing'! :) And, I do love spring and fall, too... I just wish they were longer here!