Tag: Crocus

Some Garden Highlights of 2018, January to May

As I recall, winter was in no hurry to depart this year, and spring was tardy in arriving.

Moving the Tulip Pots into the Garage

After the snow, came the rain. Day after consecutive day of rain. Eventually, the snow was washed away. Today the rain stopped, and I took advantage of the break to move the Tulip pots into the garage. Why move them into the… Read More

Forcing Crocus for Winter Blooms

So I planted the last of the new Tulip bulbs in their pots. But then last year’s bulbs were sitting in a bucket and demanding, “What about us?”

Crocuses On Ice

Despite what I wrote in my last post, not all the Crocuses have been eaten by rabbits. But given the weather forecast, I worry that if the survivors aren’t eaten by rabbits, they may be spoiled by the cold.

6 Flowers That Rabbits Don’t Like To Eat

In honor of Easter, I want to talk about rabbits.

The Lurie Garden in March (2018)

March had been a mostly frigid month, and so there aren’t an abundance of blooms. Yet there are patches of color, here and there.

Container Bulbs Report

Last October I planted 140 Daffodils, 200 Tulips, and 250 Crocuses in pots. The 12 pots planted with Daffodils were given compost for insulation over winter. The Tulips and Crocuses were planted in another 12 containers and covered with wood mulch. I… Read More

Favorite Flowers of 2017

It’s New Year’s Day, and I’m sitting on our back porch looking out on the garden, which is in a state of deep freeze. Now seems like a good time to think about the flowers that made me happiest over the year… Read More

My Annual Post on How to Plant Bulbs in Containers

So on Monday my order from John Scheepers arrived. That was the good news.

I want my damn bulbs!

At the beginning of September, before we left for Japan, I ordered bulbs from John Scheepers. Partly this was out of fear that upon return I would be in a jet lagged haze, causing me to forget this essential chore. Also, I… Read More