Helen Weis, a landscape designer who is my awesome friend, came over yesterday to bring me more Back to Nature compost. She and I exchange plants and BTN like baseball trading cards. While she was here, she took photos of my garden. Just so you know . . . she uses a Nikon COOLPIX L120 camera. We’re both big fans of the Nikkor lenses. I have the Nikon D90.
She sent me several photos, and said I could share them with you. It’s always interesting to see your garden through another person’s eyes. Because she and her daughter didn’t stay very long, she only took pics of the front beds and the one next to the garage. She asked me how many bulbs I planted last year, and off the top of my head, I said 600 or so. Later, I looked back at Get Your Bulb on parts I and II and found I actually planted 314 in the first wave, and then when I found others on sale, I planted 642 more. That’s 956 in total, give or take.
No wonder I was tired and sore. However, I will do it all again this fall. Yes, I will. Note that I used a lot of white daffodils in this scheme, and they helped unite all the other colors. I also did the scatter method as I detailed in Get your bulb on Part I. I think it was pretty successful.
The narcissus and some of the minor bulbs will multiply. Some of the tulips will return. Others won’t. That’s okay. I know where they sell more.
I guess I’m a bit like the Mad Hatter of bulbs, and this is my wonder land.
They put a spring in my step every year.