white garden gets some bulbs

Yesterday in the white garden I planted: 25 heirloom white turk’s cap lilies, 20 Mount Hood narcissus, 20 white hyacinth, and 40 Thalia narcissus. Here are some pictures of those flowers: I’ve never planted this kind of lily so here is a picture from elsewhere: Also from Scheeper’s, I bought the “festival” hyacinth, which have…

new integrated blog idea…

I have another blog called “outdoor adventures: hiking canoeing and camping in northern NY” or something like that. It’s where I write posts and put up photos of canoe trips, hikes, and the occasional climb. I thought of a title for a blog that included that blog and this gardening one: “Gardens: intended and untended”…

Mid-October bulb planting

We had a beautiful week last week and I got some bulbs from Colorblends–100 short red tulips, 100 taller orange/red tulips, their “daffodil 100” mixture, and 100 fritillaria meleagris. I planted the daffodils here and there in groups of five. The tulips had to wait until I bought a big bag of powdered cayenne pepper,…