Sunday, November 09, 2008
Though a few dahlias and roses are hanging on in the garden, it was windy and rainy today, and I couldn’t stand the thought of outdoor tasks. Luckily, I had an indoor potting job waiting: some empty vases from Amvets; stones, glass pebbles, and gravel; and plenty of tazetta bulbs, including some special tazettas from Old House Gardens: Erlicheer and Grand Primo. OHG advises that I chill these for a couple weeks and then bring them into a sunny spot.
I also still have Martinette, Grand Soleil d’Or and Golden Rain from Brent and Becky’s. Many of these bulbs are still available, by the way, if you haven’t gotten any tazettas yet.
The vases are all pretty cheap, except a few I got at an antique store, including this big one. The river stones look the best, I think, but I didn’t have enough and had to use some glass. I use a certain amount of stones on top to wedge the bulbs into place—not to hide them.
I was amazed at how huge the ones from Old House Gardens were (4 Erlicheers above). Just one of them totally filled a few of the vessels.
With a decent amount of sun, which they absolutely require, I’ll be seeing these come up from mid-December through mid-February.