Little Bulbs in the Garden: Love those small blubs and blooms!

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Little Bulbs in the Garden

By gemini_sage
March 31, 2015

The bulb catalogs have started arriving! And what a smart move, as we're all seeing those heralds of spring popping up with the melting of the snow. Usually, it's the big, bold blossoms that catch our eyes; the Tulips, Daffodils, and Hyacinths are what most of us think of when we think of spring bulbs. But don't overlook the diminutive little guys that, when planted thoughtfully, can provide stunning visual impact.

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 30, 2015 6:15 PM CST
Really great article pointing out the joys of the smaller spring blooms. And by the time early spring comes around we are all in need of a colorful and early spring show.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 30, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Thanks, Rita. Your Crocus photos today came just at the right time!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 30, 2015 6:23 PM CST
I was just thinking that my crocus are blooming at the right time for Spring Bulbs Week. Big Grin
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 30, 2015 6:25 PM CST
Oh and I just ADORE your picture of those Crocus sieberi 'Firefly'. nodding I tip my hat to you.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 30, 2015 6:29 PM CST
I couldn't believe how many blooms were squeezed into that clump! Those and a couple of other really crowded clumps will get divided this year. I love spreading them around and seeing a bigger impact next year.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 30, 2015 6:47 PM CST
I don't have Firefly. That picture really makes me think I need to get some for my garden!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 30, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Newyorkrita said:Really great article pointing out the joys of the smaller spring blooms. And by the time early spring comes around we are all in need of a colorful and early spring show.


I agree Thumbs up

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dirtdorphins
Mar 30, 2015 8:38 PM CST
Hurray! for little spring bulbs Lovey dubby
Someday I'll have puddles and rivulets that may become drifts Smiling
Firefly is indeed cute! I'll have to look for that one.

Congratulations Rita! I am soooo very glad that spring is finally coming your way nodding
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Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Apr 2, 2015 11:07 AM CST
I just read this article by Neal and when I got to the end I realized I was not ready to stop reading about these beautiful little bulbs and his plans for growing them. Great article, Neal. Thank you for sharing.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 2, 2015 11:18 AM CST
Thanks Bonnie! That was a fun outlet for my enthusiasm, LOL!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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