Miniature Daffodil (2) (Photo credit: Sunchild57)
Miniature Daffodil (Photo credit: audreyjm529)
Miniature Daffodil ‘Midget’ (Photo credit: anneheathen)
Miniature Daffodils (Photo credit: audreyjm529)
My spring-flowering bulbs arrived last week, from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester VA, where I buy them every year. John got them in the ground Saturday, before he took off for his vacation in Venezuela. He worked until almost 6 PM and it was dark when he left, but I figure they will look pretty good come spring because it’s difficult to mess up bulb planting, especially as I had him prepare the beds weeks ago.
Fritillaria montana; Botanic Garden, Vienna, Austria. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Snake’s Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) on Ljubljana marsh near Vrhnika, Slovenia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This year, we planted these tulip bulbs: Queen of the Night, a deep purple Darwin tulip; Maytime ( medium purple) and Marilyn (red and white): both lily flowered tulips; and several others in pink and white shades: Purissama, Shirley, and Sorbet.
I also have oodles of miniature daffodils and Fritillaria or checkered lilies (photos above). Some call Fritillaria meleagris ‘snake’s head’ though I don’t know why.
John also planted several dozens of adorable miniature daffodils including: Baby Moon, Kokopili, and Tete-a-Tete. However, working in the dark, he left one bag of daffs on the porch. They are now in my fridge, cooling their heels for forcing in an indoor pot.
Below: Tulips from bulbs I planted in previous years. Hopefully, the fat vole who lives out front left a few of the older bulbs in the ground. He will certainly find many more new bulbs for his delectation. We always plant enough to share.
Microtus pennsylvanicus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
vole holes II (Photo credit: mccun934)