March 28, 2013
Spring is Here - Backlit Bulbs
We've been enjoying some warmer weather lately and it truly feels like spring. After several rounds of small bulb planting over the past few years, there are lots of crocuses and other bulbs blooming in the front yard right now.
I had a plan each time I set out to plant bulbs, but many of them have been transplanted unintentionally when I moved perennials around. So there are some large clumps and other lonely flowers scattered here and there.
Gardening is part science and part art. I got out my notebook yesterday and made notes about where to transplant some of the crocuses so there will be more even coverage of the front yard. I'll wait a few weeks and then get them moved before the foliage dies back completely.
Backlit bulbs just make me smile! You would have smiled - guffawed? - to see my contortions trying to get shots of these short flowers. I'm quite flexible. Maybe I should join the circus.
And the Cutest Bulbs Ever are now blooming en masse. Mini-daffodils 'Tete-a-Tete' are six inches high and fragrant if you get close enough.
I'd have more in the front yard but I keep picking them to give away in tiny vases to friends. They're just too cute to keep all for myself.
Their blooming will probably peak in the next few days, so I'll post more shots next week. You really need some of these in your garden. Guaranteed smiles every time you see them. Think I'll go out and take another look at them right now.