Monday, 19 October 2015

Spring is on my doorstep.


Arriving home after visiting the market, there are four boxes of bulbs on my doorstep. Wow, I did not realize I ordered that much. My door is simply barricaded!

After carrying the boxes inside I immediately unpack the boxes. Oh, I love these brown paper bags full of bulbs. There is a promise in each bulb. I find a small note of my bulb supplier. He writes: "I have added a few extra bags of bulbs. I hope to disorganize your plant schedule." Disorganize? He is always mocking me.

So I am puzzling how to fit the extra bulbs into my colour scheme. I study the pictures of my garden, to see exactly in which period which tulips bloom. Oh, how beautiful the garden was in April ......

Next day I start planting. But at the end of the day still no empty boxes! I tell my younger daughter about the bulbs and she offers to help me planting right away. An assistant, helping me planting bulbs? I accept immediately!

For those of you that have not yet ordered bulbs, there are probably still some bulbs left in Jan Deen’s shed! After all the planting season runs until December.

And a garden without bulbs ..... you will surely regret this next spring!



My door is simply barricaded! 


Iris reticulata.

There is a promise in each bulb.


Orange tulips....




Narcissus in lemon colour.


Fritelaria imperealis.


All colours are beautiful.


I have to plant many...


Thousands..



But in spring I never regret this hard labour.


White garden.


And a garden without bulbs ..... you will surely regret this next spring!

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5 comments:

  1. Dear Hetty, I love your walkway to your front door and the door itself! It looks so beautiful and romantic!
    I admire that you are planting so many bulbs each year. It must be a heck of a work, but as you said well worth it. Your garden looks fantastic in spring, with all the bulbs showing their pretty flower heads and I can't wait to see it next year in spring, again!
    Happy bulb planting, I am glad that you got help from your daughter.
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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  2. It will be exciting to see the garden in spring with all the beautiful flowers!
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  3. Ik ben dus zo eentje die dit altijd vergeet in de herfst en daar achter komt in het voorjaar...
    Wat zal het genieten zijn bij jou in het nieuwe jaar, een ware bloemenexplosie!
    Ik hoop dat mijn bollekes die ik altijd gewoon in de grond laat zitten (lui hé) weer hun best doen voor mij in het voorjaar en ondertussen lekker vermeerderd zijn, zoals de sierui. Maar zo'n heel veld witte tulpen is ook wel héél mooi....
    Liefs, Peetje

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  4. Hi! It will look amazing.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Marika

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