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by angelblossom on January 08, 2006 12:20 PM
Well I had a plan.... to do something I'd never done before Planting Bulbs...!!

I started at 9am and finished 5:50pm only stopping to refill my water to drink,,, total planted 312 [shocked] [nutz] Yep the nursery had them 50% off and little ol me not realizing how long it would take JUST HAD to have more! I put each one in but after about 5 hours I started planting in clumps,,
The only thing that has me worried is that it's still so darn warm here 79 today I'd already put it off due to the warm temps.. But decided to go for it today. I had so many bulbs I resorted to putting them in HUUGE patio pots,(I'd like to see someone try to carry one of those off...NOT) ,,, SOOO I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'm hoping I did everything right,, including JV's white sugar!! [gabby]

Now five hours later I've had to take a muscle relaxer back is having spasms and it's(the med) is kicked in full force so I'm going to bed and dream about young again and having enough sense to stop working and go sit down somewhere [lala]

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by comfrey on January 08, 2006 01:06 PM
What kind of bulbs did you plant????

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by angelblossom on January 09, 2006 05:47 AM
comfrey .I planted all colors of tulips, ,hyacinthoides and gaint crocus, paperwhites, golden/yellow cannas,lillie of the valley, pagoda,glad's,and daffodils, there was one more but I can't remember what is was so hopefully it will surprise me... keeping my fingers crossed !! I didn't plant in any particular patterned color system because I wanted a big splash of kolidescope of colors especially around the tree ring..

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by tkhooper on January 09, 2006 08:28 AM
that sounds like it is going to be gorgeous.

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by angelblossom on January 09, 2006 08:44 AM
I sure pray that it is!!!

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by comfrey on January 09, 2006 08:52 AM
Be sure to take pictures of all the wonderful flowers you will recieve for all of that work!!!

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by slredmond on March 11, 2006 01:11 AM
OK - what's popped up so far with all your bulbs?! [Smile]

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Sandy R.
by angelblossom on March 15, 2006 09:58 AM
Sandy..... The Hyiacenths, tulips ,crocus.Lilly of valley,Gladiolia, bleeding hearts, Have all come up about to bloom, Hyiac'<tulips. crocus are blooming NOW!!! Freesia leaves are up but no sign of bud or blooming,, Cannas havn't done anything [tears] paper whites have already bloomed and developing more buds again Unbelieveable here is some of it coming up about a week or two ago  -
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Since those pic's was taken at least 20 have budded or bloomed and many, many more are peeking up thru the soil I'm really excited [clappy] now I'm thinking of planting midsummer to fall bulbs

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by weezie13 on March 19, 2006 03:50 AM
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paper whites have already bloomed and developing more buds again
Got a picture Diane, that could be the seed pods?
Only curious to see!!! [dunno] [thumb] [kissies] [flower]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by angelblossom on March 19, 2006 04:44 AM
Weezie Okay I'm going out to take a pic but it's raining so hope it turns out you Know I never thought about it being seeds SEE? this goes to show how much I know about bulbs [Roll Eyes] [dunno] [Big Grin]

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by angelblossom on March 19, 2006 05:09 AM
weezie I'm back here are the new buds or seed????  -
this one isn't too clear may be you can see it
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and here are some blooms
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by weezie13 on March 19, 2006 06:41 AM
Nope those are seed pods...

They do not re~bloom..
They are a one shot deal, every spring.... [thumb] [flower]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by angelblossom on March 19, 2006 06:51 AM
Weezie Okay now what? Do I let them be or remove?? [critic] [dunno] [gabby] Oh And what about the greenery it's self just let it die back???

Thanks sooo much for helping me~~ [kissies] [grin]

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by weezie13 on March 19, 2006 06:59 AM
Yep, leave them be with the greenery,
they need that for their "Food" for next year's blossom and greenery... if you cut it off early before it browns out and down completely the food supply will be weakened...

now ther'es 2 theories on the seed pods..
if you snip off now, that will put more energy back into the bulb below to grow big next year..
If you leave the top pods on, the plant will make a seed like thingie, drop over and a new one will start, but they will be smaller and will "Naturalize"....

So your choice really..
If you have a couple sets of them, you may want to experiment and do one one way and one the other way..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by angelblossom on March 19, 2006 08:09 AM
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Originally posted by weezie13:
Yep, leave them be with the greenery,
they need that for their "Food" for next year's blossom and greenery... if you cut it off early before it browns out and down completely the food supply will be weakened...

now ther'es 2 theories on the seed pods.

So your choice really..
If you have a couple sets of them, you may want to experiment and do one one way and one the other way..

OHHH Well I love experimenting I will leave on some, and the rest I will snip off the pods but I won't [Frown] cut any of the greenery and will wait until the pods turn brown before I snip them . Thanks!!!!!!!!!

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by patches1414 on March 19, 2006 08:30 AM
Apple Blossom,

This is looking great. [thumb] Now I'm wishing I had some more bulbs this year. All your hard work will be rewarded even more next year. [flower] Nice job! [thumb]

patches [kitty]

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by slredmond on March 19, 2006 08:53 PM
Wow - looking GREAT! You inspired me to get my stuff in the ground! Did a big mixture, too - so we'll see what pops up. I need to put an edge around my area - I really like your border around the tree.

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by angelblossom on March 20, 2006 12:43 AM
Hey thanks as you can see I'm still learning like when to leave it alone after blooms die off or to dead head which ones etc!! [Big Grin] [dunno]

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by weezie13 on March 20, 2006 01:53 AM
Diane,
I am going to shar my feelings on bulbs...
and then hope you can do a better job that me...
I am still learning...

When I first got my 60ft garden out in back,
I had wowwwwz~zer's plans for it...
I started with bulbs cause they were soooooo pretty, and spring was sooooooooooooo much fun..
I had a little stone path all the way thru it in the middle *no pictures either, no camera back then* but I had an old chair in the middle for a focal point and it was simple gorgeous and cute...
In the spring time I had snow drops, crocus's, tulips, scill's, hyacinths, oh, my, gosh, the list goes on and on, and on, and on.. it was so cute, all thru along the path....

Welllllllllllllllll, come summer, in the hot summer days', there wasn't much of a place to plant anything... I had bulbs all thru out the thing, and when they die back, you have no idea where they are when you come home with a flat of
summer annuals.....

I was, still am perplexed...
and the notion of me slicing into a bulb mortifies me, and with in time, they all spread and now, I still have to get back there and doe something with it, I was forsighten at least to put some "Bones" to the garden, and I have my rhodo' and duetzia, potentilla's, etc.. bushes,
Bigger plant areas's like bleeding heart, comfrey, hollyhock's, lillies, *more bulbs* etc..
type stuff, but I can't add anything to where the bulbs are... [Eek!]

I'm going to try some johnny jump up's back there, it does get awefully hot back there in the summer, so we'll see if they'll do some reseeding too..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by angelblossom on March 20, 2006 06:16 AM
Weezie When I bought the bulbs I told my nursery I wanted to put in late spring and summer/fall bloomers as well and they told me to mark areas where there wasn't any thing and to leave plenty of spaces for staggering, well I did that around tree ring BUT My youngest GS was out there and moved ALL the Rocks I used for marking [Eek!] ( well I DID tell him to go to the front yard and get some bigger rocks for me my mistake for not telling him where NOT to get them From) [Roll Eyes] so ultimatley that one is on me he only did as I asked!, No he didn't get scolded [Big Grin] [Wink] I discovered it days later. Hey all rocks look the same around here. I know where some spacings are but that is very few!!! SOO another lesson learned [lala] [Big Grin]
I may just sprinkle on some annual flowering ground cover seeds [dunno] or maybe even try a few choice spots for summer/fall bulbs [lala]
we'll see!

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