Those unfamiliar with my property will assume I have a three-acre estate to cover in spring flowers when they read this list of bulbs due to arrive at my house in September/October. Those familiar with my tiny property also know that I am insane.
I had the most fun choosing the “accent bulbs”—the weird exotic ones that will be sprinkled about. I decided to go with 10 of the black parrot, though I read in my fabulous new tulip book that it is a “difficult grower.” Damn.
Then, I got another 10 of t. acuminata, a species type which I’ve been tempted by the last couple seasons. Check it out. Wild—and supposed to be pretty sturdy, though we’ll see.
And then 10 of this pretty t. clusiana “Cynthia.” I already have a related one, “Lady Jane.”
For the two circular raised beds in front, I got two tall Single Lates, Perestroika and Maureen, 50 each.
Sprinkled throughout the new hosta beds and around the front will be 50 galanthus nivalis flore pleno, a double snowdrop, and the very bright blue 50 scilla siberica. I’m hoping these little ones might come up around the same time, but not sure.
Finally, for forcing and for containers, I’ve got 50 Princess Irene and 50 Passionale.
That should get me started. Now for the hyacinths and lilies.
Oh yeah, this order is from John Scheepers.