I love fall. The cool nights for sleeping, fall colors for clothes, the changing leaves, apple and pumpkin picking, apple cider, the smell of wood smoke in the air, Halloween; I love it all. But I'm impatient this year, I'm ready for it to be spring. I spent the last couple of days planting bulbs, about 200 tulip bulbs so far and another 100 to go, along with about 70 daffodil bulbs. I don't want to wait 6 months to see what will come up, I want to see them now!
When we first moved into our house, the tulips in the spring were spectacular, but each year there have been a few less, this year there were less than half of the first spring. So I'm making my first real attempt at gardening and starting with bulbs. LP helped me plant a mixed variety in her new garden and around the patio in the back. While she napped I planted Negrita and Shirley tulips along the front of the fence and in front of the house.
Tomorrow I will plant Golden Apeldoorn and Banja Luka along the side fence, probably mixed with more of the mixed color bulbs.
Hopefully next spring I will have photos of all the new tulips decorating our yard to announce spring.
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