We've gotten a break from the 100 plus degree days and I've starting thinking about fall. Not completely, as I have much to enjoy still in the summer garden, but just enough to start thinking about planting bulbs. I did well this past spring making a list of flowering bulbs I needed to replenish or replace. Plus, I've added a few new bulbs to my list.
I want to move my siberian squill from the front yard to the back yard. It truely is a blue flower (so often, catalogs say blue but the flowers are really purple). My front yard has purple, yellow and white flowers. I try to keep the white flowers around the front walk and front porch to brighten the entry. The blue siberian squill doesn't fit into my color scheme so I marked where they are and plan to move them this fall.
I have plastic forks stuck in various places marking where I need to add daffodils. I like an even distribution of daffodils in front along the driveway if I can manage it so I need to fill in a few gaps.
I want more crocus in front along the walkway and in back along the patio. They bloom first. I want to see the crocus flowers easily next spring as soon as they appear.
I need to replace my giant allium bulbs. I had only a couple of small globes this year and since they are planted with the hostas that need dug up and replanted, I've decided to just redo that area this fall and see if the space looks happier next spring.
I also want more red tulips beside the stepping stones off the patio. I love bringing them in as cut flowers for the table.
That's my initial wish list. Bulb catalogs keep coming in the mail so I'm sure I'll add a few more selections.
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