Wednesday, November 07, 2007

So all my bulbs aren’t in yet. So what?

Not only that, but I am still in the process of sending some giveaway bulbs to others, thus ensuring that all their bulbs aren’t in yet either. Not only that, but it’s been snowing a bit and it’s about 35 out right now. Not only that, but the roofers should be here any day now and that might present me with difficulties when I do get my act together and plant the rest of the bulbs.

I did get the lilies in (except the ones I just ordered) and got all the hyacinths and paperwhites (the special tazettas that need a cold spell) into the root cellar. I like fooling around with paperwhites: no digging, no dirt, no freezing outside. I’m also experimenting with some larger containers. One, the tallest, is a bit iffy, but these are tall varieties and I’m betting they’ll clear the top of it. Or not, and then we’ll see how that looks (strange, probably). These will stay on the dark, cool back room for a while and then they’ll go into the new plant room, which is progressing.

As for the outdoor bulbs, it’s really nothing to get excited about. The weather will warm up in a few days, and I’ll get them in. I happen to know you can wait until January to get tulips in and as long as you can get into the ground, they’ll bloom as usual in the spring.


jodi said...

I hear you on this. Still have several hundred bulbs to plant, but after Noel on the weekend, I'm just waiting for things to dry up a bit--and warm up a bit too.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are way ahead of me with your bulbs. I haven't bought any yet. Every year I think I will not get any because I often find them dried up in the garage the following spring. I can't not buy them either. I will have to get busy.

I will be curious to see if your larger vases work out as bulb forcers. They will look great if they do.

Carol said...

I'll be planting my bulbs this Saturday, and I'm going to pot up a bunch to force to bloom indoors. I'm happy to read that others haven't planted their bulbs yet, either. It does make me feel better.

Connie said...

I like your no stress attitude. I, too, have planted bulbs in January a few times. Like the year my daughter decided (in December)to get married in May and wanted tulips for the wedding....we planted hundreds that year. The nice thing was that the bulbs were also half price. :-)

lisa said...

You are my hero! I can't believe that I got ANYTHING done before other gardeners in similar climates! (This year only, of course. If I had to add up the cost of dried-out, unplanted bulbs in past years, well, it would be bad.) Your will come out just fine, I'm sure! Can't wait to see the vases blooming!