We bought the first seeds for the garden today: some catnip seeds, mammoth sunflowers, and two different packets of mixed color sunflowers. I also wanted to get some peppermint seeds but walmart wasn't carrying them. Maybe when it gets closer to planting time they will have them. If not we will go to the dollar store or something. I plan on planting my seeds February first so they will have a nice head start before I plant them on easter if the temperatures are right.
I have a question about bulbs: I was thinking of planting a flower bed that would have daffodils, lilys, and falll blooming crocuses. Can I have all these bulbs planted together? I would give them adequate room for each bulb to grow healthily, but I didn't know if doing a border planting like that with so many different bulbs would be a good idea. has anyone done this successfully?
We leave to go to Texas tomorrow to visit family for a few days. Saturday we are leaving Texas to go to Missouri to visit my mother and her fiance/husband: not sure if they have gotten married yet. I am very excited becuase I think my mom might want me to do some landscaping on her property. I would be thrilled!!! But we will see: I think they are still covered in snow where she lives, but I could still make a blue print of the grounds to take home with me and come up with some ideas. I probably wont glog at all while in Texas, but I look forward to getting home!
Jan 13, 2010 | 2:25 AM PST
You sure are getting ahead of me! The bulb idea is a good one, but remember that one they have done their display in the spring, you have the unsightly leaves to look at. You should have other plantings around to hide them until they die all the way back.
Jan 14, 2010 | 1:53 PM PST
Wow, you are on the ball with planning your spring/summer garden ! I have hostas that cover over where I have my daffodil bulbs. After, the daffodils bloom, then the hosta leaves spread out and cover them. This year, thanks to bsmitch, I have tulips planted with my daffodils ! Have fun on your trip to see family ! Take care now, mitzi
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