Are you having fun in your garden? Right now, I’m enjoying my garden because it's raining and my garden could use some rain, as could many gardens. If you need rain, I hope you are getting some.
Yesterday, we set a new record high when the temperature climbed to 92 degrees, breaking the 1891 record of 91 degrees. We don’t need any more of that nonsense. Now that the calendar says “Autumn”, we need cooler temperatures, brilliantly colored fall foliage, asters blooming, and time for garden clean up and bulb planting.
I’ve already planted some Colchicum bulbs (actually corms) sent to me by Kathy at Cold Climate Gardening. They haven’t come up yet, but I’m still hopeful I’ll get some bloom from them yet this fall. If not, I’m sure to see the foliage in the spring. Did you see that Kathy wrote the article ‘Colchicums – Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret’ published in the September-October 2007 edition of The American Gardener, published by the American Horticultural Society? It’s the main article featured on the cover! Congratulations, Kathy!
Awhile back I was looking around the web site of the American Horticultural Society to see what else I get as a member besides The American Gardener magazine and found out that they occasionally host webinars on different topics. Webinars? I’m in! So I signed up for and participated in today’s webinar, “Bulbs That Work” with Allan Armitage.
I enjoyed being reminded of some of the lesser-known bulbs, some of which I have in my garden, and others that I don’t. Those that I don’t have I now want, so I’ll be looking at some on line catalogs to place an order or two as soon as I can. Why should I experience one more spring without some of the early flowering bulbs I don’t have like Iris danfordiae (Danford iris), Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite), and Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone)?
I noted that Professor Armitage said several times during the webinar“have fun”. I like to follow the advice of the experts, so I’m going to have some fun planting some of the early flowering spring bulbs in my garden this fall and then renew my fun when they bloom early in the spring.
Was anyone else on the webinar?
(The picture above is of some Crocus blooming earlier this spring in my garden)