Category Archives: Bulbs


Last year we tucked some amaryllis bulbs out into our ‘island’ of wild vegetation near the front of the yard. I’d forgotten about them until very nearly when they were about to bloom. I really need to thin out some of the vegetation around them so they can continue to grow over the years. Anyway, […]

Wildflowers & Bulbs

The right-of-way strip out in front of the house is almost in full glory at the moment. Most of the daffodils are done but the hyacinths and the wildflower seed mix is going crazy right now. Next year I think we’ll plant more hyacinths as they have really been spectacular, not only in blooming but […]

Iris reticulata in bloom

Back in the fall we planted these bulbs in the side-yard addition of the flower garden. This iris is native to parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Russia, so definitely not an American native. However, it is still quite a lovely bulb that I’m glad we planted. The flowers stay well below the length of […]

Early Spring Color

It’s pretty amazing what 10 days of warm weather can do in the garden. Plants are blooming, others are waking up from dormancy and sprouting new growth—at least those that survived our deep freeze in January. It’s fantastic to see it all! Everywhere I turn there’s something new to get excited about…a tree blosssoming, seeds […]

Hyacinths and Crocus (Croci?)

Hey, what do you know? I was going somewhere correct with the croci for the plural form of crocus but apparently crocuses works too. Croci sounds better…*shrugs* Anyway….hyacinths and croci! Behold! Chris and I both said that if we’d known the hyacinths were going to be this cool we would have bought more clearance bulbs […]

Late February Blooms

I’m going to take a break from talking about putting in our garden to show what is blooming around the yard right now. ‘Jane’ magnolia. A pretty apricot flower. A wild violet This hibiscus has a fancy name that I can’t remember. Some of the bulbs and wildflower we planted in our right-of-way are coming […]


I picked up ten pounds of seed potato a few days ago. Half the lot is Kennebec and the other half is Red LaSoda. I took them out the paper sack and placed them flat in the green house. There they will sit for about a week before they get cut into pieces and planted […]


We bought a couple of clearance bags of daffodils for Christmas presents, so on Christmas Eve-Eve Chris planted some of them with his mom. This was before the weather turned and the the snow came—-yep, we had snow in north Texas where we were at for Christmas—so the weather was what I’d say is nearly […]

Bulbs & Roots

Bulbs. I love bulbs! Back in late summer I bought several bags of bulbs and roots on clearance at the big box store that starts in W and ends in T…I really couldn’t resist. I finally started putting them in the ground last weekend. Most of the iris are hand-me-downs from my mom or Chris’ […]