Last week the bulbs I ordered have arrived. Like all previous years I ordered them at my bulb supplier Jan Deen . He always delivers bulbs of excellent quality.
Unpacking the boxes is always a moment of joy to me. The boxes are filled with brown paper bags containing bulbs in all kind of shapes. I am already visualizing the flower combinations when looking at all those bulbs.
But first of all I have to plant all these bulbs. Planting bulbs is hard work for me because of the heavy clay in my garden. I started planting the bulbs in the back yard. Last September I removed eight beds of Japanese Anemones. In order to get rid of even the smallest roots of these anemones, I dug the soil over and over again. So the soil at these particular spots is really soft now!
I have planted 4 varieties of white tulips in these eight places. Of each variety I ordered a hundred bubs. (so in total 400) Planting bulbs is a very satisfying job, especially when it is so easy because of the soft soil in these beds.
Even though the first 400 bulbs found their way from the boxes into the ground, the amount of bulbs in the boxes did not diminish noticeable. Next weeks I will be busy planting the rest of all these treasures.
Doing so will make me dream of spring!
|Bulbs in all kind of shapes.|
|Boxes filled with bulbs.|
|In the backyard, 400 tulips.|
|Ready for planting.|
|Spring time in the garden, next year.|
|These red/yellow tulips I am going to plant next week.|
|Daydreaming of spring!|