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:

this image is from Scheeper's, where I bought the lilies

this image is from Scheeper’s, where I bought the lilies

Also from Scheeper’s, I bought the “festival” hyacinth, which have a looser bloom than the classic hyacinth:

This image is from the website of thebattery.org, a website maintained by the Battery Conservancy, which oversees gardens in that part of Manhattan

This image is from the website of thebattery.org, a website maintained by the Battery Conservancy, which oversees gardens in that part of Manhattan

I have Mount Hood and Thalia daffodils in the garden, but decided to add more for the white garden:

here is Mount Hood, blooming May 12 last year

here is Mount Hood, blooming May 12 last year

a patch of Thalia, also from May last year

a patch of Thalia, also from May last year

There’s nothing like planting bulbs in the fall. The gratification may be delayed, but then again I get a lot of satisfaction from just imagining the bulbs in the ground getting ready to emerge in Spring.

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