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January 7, 2011

A pot load of bulbs!

In an attempt to keep my passion for gardening alive during the winter I got a little crazy and I placed an order in December for Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths and Crocus to plant for an indoor garden.  
Thanks to the folks at Van Bourgondien the bulbs were shipped quickly and were all in top condition!  
Here are pictures of the bulbs I ordered and hope to see before long growing like crazy!
 First up are these tulips called Barcelona
Second up are these yellow Daffodils called Carlton
 Third-  some Dafffodils called Minnow
Fourth- a two toned tulip called Tom Pouce
 Fifth- Hyacinths called Pink Frosting
 Sixth- Bi-color Blue Grape Hyacinth or Muscari
Seventh are these classic Crocus called  Pickwick
 Eighth and last are these Hyacinths called Stuyvesant
 This is the monster pot I put all of them in! It's 22" across and and 8" deep. It's by Pottery Barn from their Ashby Collection (It's actually considered a bowl)
(I got it on a steep mark down- yay!)
I put some lightweight filler in the bottom and then filled it with dirt  
to about 1/3rd full
I set the larger bulbs in first and then covered them with more dirt. 
Then I put some of the tiny bulbs in place (because those shouldn't be planted as deeply) and covered with more dirt.
I moved the pot to this heavy glass end table.

I've never done this before so it will be a fun experiment. 

Today is Jan.7, 2011 first day they were planted! Let's see how long they take to show their little faces!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will follow along and see how this goes!



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