Do you do what I do, even though we should know better? Do you get seduced by the bulb catalogs, and then place an order without knowing exactly where you?re going to plant these babies. When the box arrives, will you walk around the garden with sacks of bulbs trying to imagine where you?re going to need jolts of color?
This year it is going to be different.
I am taking images of what my garden looks like now and will continue to do so as the spring progresses. I will make notes. These images and notes will be my reference library when I begin to put my bulb order together. I?m going to take into consideration what perennials and shrubs are also providing early season interest, and plan for partnerships. No more lonely Hellebores or Galanthus. My goal is for an early spring symphony.
While we’re waiting for the Hakonechloa and Hosta to emerge , how about some more purple here?
And don’t you think some little purple tommies will set off the lime green blossoms of this species Hellebore?
Yeah! That’s what I’m talking about!
She’s too young to be alone… I think Helleborus ‘Golden Lotus’ would enjoy the company of Corydalis solida...
I have some Snowdrops to move. We forgot their location when we planted a prostrate Chinese Plum Yew, and now they are hidden….
How about next to a black hellebore?
I’ve taken a number of images for my reference library but won’t bore you with them now. Next spring I’ll show off my “after” pictures, and let you ooh and ah then.