Friday, October 31, 2008
No, you did not order more bulbs!
Yes, I did. I almost feel like I should summon up an evil laugh or two as I make this admission. Were 430 bulbs not enough? Apparently not. It was the last ditch email from Old House Gardens that did it. I looked through the offerings and noticed that they did have a couple of the interesting tazetta or tazetta blends left, including Erlicheer, a double (above) and Grand Primo (below). These will take a brief chilling of 2 weeks in the root cellar and then they can be brought upstairs like any other paperwhite.
Except that they have a daffodil look and fresh fragrance. Old House Gardens is a wonderful vendor and I felt badly that I had not ordered from them this year. Perhaps I’ll try some of their dahlias in the spring.
It’s the activity—ordering, potting up (most likely with pebbles), chilling and then tending that I’m looking for. It’s the whole winter gardening thing.