Planting Bulbs is a Reminder that Spring is Coming
I love planting bulbs in the fall. First there is the fun of pouring through catalogues, matching colors with clients’ preferences, looking for plants that are deer resistant, finding plants for sun or shade.
Many plants, such as tulips and daffodils have different times for blooming in the spring and, of course, come in different heights and colors. I can plant a bed that highlights these characteristics so that it is in bloom from April – June.
Bulb foliage can be hidden as ferns and other plants spring up. This allows the bulb to continue to take in energy from the foliage which will support a healthy bloom the following spring.
It may be cold when we are planting but it feels springy to me!