Thursday, May 7, 2009

pottering about

I'm quite fond of daffodils--we have 5 varieties growing in our gardens--about 250 at last count.
But here's the real show. This, my friends, is why you buy premium bulbs.

Since I was a little girl, the insides of tulips have fascinated me.

Lest you think it's all big blooms around here, follow the drain tile to that swampy, weed-infested patch of ground beyond. That there? Will be my potager. I bought the lumber today and await the contractor who promises me loads of dirt--a level playing field. Stay tuned.

Until he shows up, I have a comfy spot to wait.

19 comments:

  1. Where do you get your bulbs? Your flowers are gorgeous!! I can't wait to have a big garden in my backyard.. Pesky boys and their need for grass ;)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your flowers. I have to plant daffodils this fall, so I can enjoy them in Spring.

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  3. Tulips are an annual here, so I never bother planting them. Daffodils, however, are a must-have.

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  4. Gorgeous! Premium bulbs and perennials are SO worth the investment!

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  5. Gorgeous! That hammock looks heavenly!

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  6. i miss tulips. it's two warm here to just leavethem in the ground. they actually sell them in the spring as annuals -- already growing, but nott blooming.

    daffodils though? they start in february... wonderful

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  7. :D

    I love the photos (especially the hammock!)

    Your daffodils and tulips are beautiful! Ours are past their prime, but the allium is starting to bloom.

    I hope you have a terrific Mother's Day and that the potager gets finished soon! (There's nothing like getting your hands dirty...)

    - Julia

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  8. I love tulips. They have always been my favorite flower.

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  9. I heart those tulips. I covet those tulips. Blast ,my lack of ability to keep from killing off even the hardiest of plants. Weeds don't even do well under my care.

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  10. I have daffodils and flowers in my tiny yard. I do love them! The squirrels sometimes "relocate" the bulbs, but they're tough. They still come up!

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  11. Beautiful. I planted about 75 bulbs one year and the darn squirrels must have ate them. Nothing ever came up.

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  12. The flowers are very pretty, but the hammock will haunt my dreams!

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  13. I love flowers, tulips, lilacs, roses, I love 'em all. And, my husband built me a potting shed - but we use it for storage, mostly.

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  14. Oh, such beauties! So nice to have a nice big porch and hammock as a perfect vantage point!

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  15. Beautiful images of flowers! Gorgeous colors!

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  16. I had more tulips this year than since we moved in. I think they must have sunk, but when I started planting stuff near the wellhead, and had to pull out all of the dead stuff, it raised the bulbs to the right depth.

    Either that, or the freakishly long winter we had was good for something. ;-)

    And I love your hammock.

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  17. Where do you get the premium bulbs? I plant daffodils and tulips each year (because rabbits have an uncanny knack of discovering and feasting on my tulips). I'd like to get some real beauties in this year.

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  18. cool! Can I wait around with you too? ;)

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