06 January 2020

a little “late autumn” planting

Allium bulbs planted on January 5, 2020.
That’s the truth, folks.

The weather in Washington County, New York, the United States of America, Continent of North America, Western Hemisphere, the Earth, the Solar System, the Universe, the Mind of God (that’s what it said on the envelope, but I digress), this early winter has been so unusual that it’s worth noting I was able to plant about 40 allium of different varieties that I bought on clearance in December as well as a quantity of daffodil bulbs that I dug in the spring with every good intention of dividing and replanting in a timely manner (insert wry chuckle).

I did this on Epiphany (anticipated), January 5, 2020. The ground is not even close to being frozen.

The scoop, as it played out:

In the front of the peony bed (the side closest to the road), I planted 15 Allium ‘Purple Sensation,’ 14 Allium ‘Christophii,’ and 10 Allium ‘Gladiator’ in a more-or-less random pattern. If any of them come up, I will be pleasantly pleased, of course. I think some might.

I also planted 22 clumps of about 5 or 6 bulbettes (or what would you call a small bulb) on what I will now call Spruce Hill behind the garage.

At some point, they will amount to something grand, but in the meantime, I’m just happy to have them in the ground and off of my to-do list. Happy finter or wall!

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