Each fall I have been planting more bulbs for spring. I tend to shy away from tulips because the “wascally wabbits” tend to eat those blooms – except for the tulip species – after a second taste, I was granted a bloom. So, I may try more of these in the future. Last year I focused on alliums, daffodils, muscari (grape hyacinth), and reticulated iris.
|Allium Sphaerocephalon. (If you can pronounce that, you’re my hero!)|
|Narcissus Naturalizing Mix (Bluestone Perennials), and Forget-Me-Nots.|
|Muscari Magic Carpet Blend (Bluestone Perennials).|
|Reticulated Iris ‘Cantab’|
This year’s plant list includes:
Anemone ‘Blue Shades’
Camassia Esculenta, Indian hyacinth
Chionodoxa forbesii (another “hero pronunciation”), Glory of the Snow
Crocus ‘Blue Pearl’
Scilla ‘Spring Beauty’
Snowdrops ‘Graetye Giant’
I love crocus, however common. This year I’m adding ‘Blue Pearl’, a variety I had in my Maine garden. It should be just as beautiful here. I also cannot wait to see those snow drops. I tend to plant varieties that specifically point out “ideal for naturalizing” or “heirloom.” I also tend to gravitate towards blue and purple shades. I am sure you will be as happy as I will be to see these new blooms come spring if you live in a colder climate — and share I will.