I thought you all might be interested in seeing the progress of the planter that I planted with a triple layer of bulbs last November.
I planted daffodils, tulips and hyacinths in that order one on top of the other. And waited. And waited. And waited! I actually thought the bulbs had rotted or something when suddenly in March the tips of something began appearing!
One hyacinth bloomed out of the six I planted. Well two other tops are up but they look like they're not going to open up. So far all the tulips have bloomed.
I'm just waiting on the daffodils! This planter is about a month or so behind my bulbs that are in the ground. I wonder if it wasn't getting enough sun? Next time I'll skip the hyacinths and plant something else- crocus or snowdrops?
Even though it didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned, it was still worthwhile doing. We've enjoyed sitting in the kitchen window seat and having such pretty flowers close by to enjoy!
At this time of year I just love going out early in the morning to see what's new in the garden (I try not to focus on all the things that need to be done!). Even though we've had two hard freezes the past couple days the peas and romaine lettuce look good!
The Lady Banks rose is starting to open up - so many of my roses have buds! I'll take more pictures when it's fully bloomed but I wanted to snap a pic of the first blossoms. It's twining up some Crape Myrtles so that should look pretty!
Go check out Ally's raised beds. She had her husband and dad make her two and I can't wait to see what she fills them with. She doesn't live too far from me so we both have to wait until after April 15th to really plant (last frost date). We've had a hard freeze two days in a row now but tomorrow it's suppose to be back in the 70's! Crazy spring weather!
Edited to add: Every week I keep meaning to join Susan's Outdoor Wednesday Party ( A Southern Day Dreamer) but never time it right. I just realized that I have an outdoor post so I'm finally joining in!