Botanus was very quick (thankfully) to send out the bulbs that reeled me in on their sale .. plus a few mystery bulbs to show their appreciation for my business .. this is the company from out west, British Columbia in fact .. that had White Licorice Rose that I so wanted but missed it by a hair's breadth ?
How funky is that saying .. but TRUE ! .. Sorry the pictures are a bit dull and dark because it was early in the morning and I wanted to work FAST !
Pudder the golfing gnome was very encouraging .. he knew I needed to get the bulbs in the ground fast with waning energy levels taunting me (now how literal can I get ? wink wink)
This is the general area for three of the groupings I was going to place.
I have only heard great reviews from other garden bloggers on the "Angelique" peony flowering tulip.
It is in shades of pink .. there is a new variety in orange that I might just try to sneak in next year .. but for now I'm waiting for Spring to see what this one will do !
Just below my name is where I planted Ballerina .. the lily flowering tulip in orange that grabbed me .. yes .. I had to have at least one orange Spring bulb !
The mystery bulbs were the bonus ones .. we all have to wait for Spring to see what they look like !
I did a few chores (the list is still FULL though) like my trick of bending Ghost fern over Fred (Japanese Maple) to keep him warm and protected over the winter .. most of my Japanese Maples have companion plants such as ferns and lamium that will flow over them during the winter.
I wait until Spring to cut back my clematis and other vines that need a trim .. having them on the arbors keeps them extra secure during all the bad weather of winter .. which we know is coming !
I found a beauty to take in from the cold, for absolute eye candy inside .. Morden Sunrise always gives me that last present of the season : )
This rose is also for "Los Dias de los Muertos" ... enjoy this day : )