a remarkable tip….christmas lights and bulb planting

On Gardening with Cisco this week offered up a remarkable tip, one I actually participated in today.

How to remember when to plant your bulbs? Do it at the same time you put your Christmas lights up.

Today Ben put up the Christmas lights and I finally put those incredible iris rhizomes that Yvette gave me into the ground. It has been a few weeks (since crush actually) and I am terrified that I might have killed them. Sigh. Actually I put them into the raised bed to winter over and hope to transplant them in the spring to a more permanent spot in the front yard. However, since the front yard is such an overwhelming task, I think I will now refuse to profess to those many projects that might never get done.

I have realized I am only one type of gardener, and that is a hapless gardener. Today in the shed, I looked down at the table and saw the bowl of paper whites I had been ignoring since last year had started to sprout. I put them in a couple of tiny pots….there is no such thing as planning ahead in my life.

Now remember how you wished you had planted more snowdrops all over the yard.

I also need to put some cute flowers in the box outside on the front side of the house. The cyclamen did not survive my neglect.