Bulbs forum: The Zen of planting bulbs

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Oct 5, 2016 8:59 PM CST
It was a perfect day, mild temperature, fall sun, gentle breeze. Light rain the night before made the soil perfect for working and planting bulbs. I was in the Zen of planting bulbs. The bulbs were nestled in for the long sleep, I was thinking about the promise of spring the bulbs represented. Pleased that it was such a perfect day and getting the bulbs in were the last of my chores for the day. Walking back to the house I had the organza bulb bag, glanced down and noticed the tag said Snowdrops, how could that be...I just planted 100 red tulips humilis, not white snowdrops! My Zen was fading, white just did not go in that spot, being freshly planted how hard could it be to dig up those misplaced bulbs, peel back the previously carefully planted grass and soil, dig them out and replace with the correct color. Once again my Zen was back, all was good in the universe. Wonder how many white snowdrops were missed.



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sallysmom
Nov 25, 2016 7:57 AM CST
@crawgarden I just saw your post. Yeah, been there done that too. What did you decide to do?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier
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crawgarden
Nov 25, 2016 11:40 AM CST
After thinking briefly about it, decided to go back, peel the grass off and removed the snowdrops (I'm sure a few will have remained ) and filled the site with the red violet Humilis and the blue Tommies. Looking forward to Spring and 21 Dec!

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