Saturday, October 23, 2010

waiting in the ground

The bulbs are in!

This really is cause for celebration. Seriously, do you have any idea how long it takes to plant 100 bulbs? I didn't. I thought, "oh, cool, 100 bulbs. No problem." WRONG. Kind of a challenge. Let me start from the beginning...

A few weeks ago, I received my box of bulbs for fall planting, thanks to this fabulous lady.

Any housewarming present that arrives straight from Holland is bound to be amazing, of course. But this one had me particularly excited... because nothing is more beautiful after a long Midwestern winter than the jewel tones of tulips, daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths.

I've never planted bulbs before. And it was a heck of a lot of work. But I can't stop thinking about how beautiful my garden will be around April... so, I think the sore muscles will be worth it.

Here's a play-by-play of how I prepared one of the beds.

And, a few of the other beds...

So, now they're in and all I can do is try to keep the squirrels away and wait for April.


1 comment:

  1. yay! it will be a wonderful spring surprise when they start to pop up like magic out of the snow!

    glad you got all 100 planted--maybe i'll have to swing by in april!