There’s hope. Here come the bulbs! The tiny little bulbs with drooped white heads called ‘Snowdrops’ are starting to appear in some in places, if not in your yard yet.
As soon as you see pretty plants for sale you may want to start sticking them out in your garden. Don’t. It’ll cost you.
I planted tulips a couple of weeks ago. Not in the ground, since I couldn’t see the ground much less dig in it, but in my garage.
Every fall when I plant new bulbs I find old ones that need dividing – so I accomplish two tasks for the digging of one.
Even after they’ve bloomed, a bulb’s leaves absorb energy from the sun and turn it into food. That’s why you have to let the leaves lie around until they’ve browned.
Long before you could ever go out and plant annuals in the spring, fall-planted pansies are already in full bloom!
Bulbs are shooting up outside, anything you need to do?
People will tell you that forced bulbs never flower again but I have seen evidence to the contrary. Why not try?
You can plant bulbs well into winter, but once the ground gets cold, it’s much harder to dig. So, do it now and you’ll be rewarded early blooms come Spring.
Even if your yard is shady all summer, you may have many more places to plant bulbs that need ‘Full Sun’ than you think.