Garden: Thinking Ahead To Spring
My garden is just about done for the year. I am bringing in some pots of mums, soon, but other than my Limelight Hydrangea, not much is happening in my garden.
I've been watching Gardener's World which is a British show. I watch on Acorn TV through Amazon. The main host Monty Don shared that he treats tulips like annuals, and grows them in pots in the garden. He says that they really only bloom well the first year!
So this got my wheels turning and thought that I could try that here at my cottage. I had beautiful bulbs (I was given a bag of about 100 bulbs from a friend who used to work at Longwood Gardens) but over a few years they died out. I have one or two that still come up every year. I was so disappointed by this, but when Monty Don mentioned treating them like annuals, I knew I could again bring spring beauty into my garden!
Tulips have come a long way in the last few years, just check out these beauties -
Aren't they amazing? Barbara from Small Moments talked on her most recent post about getting her pots ready for tulips, and having Monty Don's words in my head I left a comment to her and she emailed me with a few thoughts and a website recommendation. If you click on any of the source links it will take you to sarahraven.com
Now, to find an American source, if not a local source for such stunning bulbs, and to find a few large pots!
Do you do spring bulbs? Have you ever planted them in pots?