17 October 2009

before i forget . . .

Planted some small bulbs today, all labeled:
  • 10 Allium moly "Jeannine" by the front door, to the right as you look out from the house.
  • 10 Allium sphaerocephalon in the left part of the lilac thicket, probably nearer than they should be to the Dicentra.
  • 10 Bellevalia pycnantha front and center in the lilac thicket, in front of the astilbe and midway between the Japanese anemones and the Jacob's ladder.
  • 10 Ornithogalum nutans to the left of the garlic chives off the patio.
  • 10 Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica to the left of the front door, right in the lawn.
  • 10 Scilla bifolia "Rosea" between one of our newer lilacs and the daylily bed by the driveway.
Fingers crossed.


  1. Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica are such a pretty spring flower. The large cluster of white and blue petlas on the small bulbs look lovely, when so few other flowers have opened. That's a good idea to have them close to your front door, where you can admire them.

  2. Now I'm even more excited for spring! I've got some regular old blue squill planted elsewhere. The hope is that someday everything will be everywhere!

  3. That is also my hope, that one day, everything will be everywhere. It doesn't seem to matter how many bulbs I plant, it never seems enough when they bloom. This year I have planted 432, a new record!

  4. Deborah, four hundred thirty-two bulbs? (I had to type it out, because the three digits look too puny.) Amazing! Your garden must be stupendous in the spring!!!