Saturday, October 04, 2008

Fritillaria and alliums and other flowers with two Ls

allium Christophii
No, there is no break for the weary. Not yet, anyway. Preserving food, lots of work, volunteer obligations, things are still going strong. And I'm not complaining. The nice thing about writing my Sassy Gardener column is that time just keeps marching on and I've got to keep thinking and writing about gardening. So I've been thinking about bulbs. Have you? You know now's the time to be getting those spring bloomers into the ground. Bulbs are the topic in my latest Sassy Gardener column, and I'm even giving recommendations if you have problems with squirrels eating your bulbs. There are some bulbs they don't like and won't eat. Those are the ones I'm interested in.

Have I ordered or purchased my own bulbs yet? Of course not. Have I been oogling some online? Of course I have. Do I need to get my butt in gear and get on that? Of course I do. It's on the list people. Go get some tips and even some gentle instructions for newbies on which side is up when it comes to your bulbs. It's okay. We've all been there.

I've got some fritillaria and alliums to order.


Anonymous said...

Just call me organized - I ordered my in June for the discount. The only problem is I always groan when they show up and I have to get them planted - I always ask WHY I thought it was a good idea to order so many!

Anonymous said...

I heart alliums. I think I killed the last ones I planted, though (hair alliums). They don't bloom until midsummer, and they basically got fried instead.

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