Without a doubt, gardeners are the most forward looking people I know. When it’s autumn in the garden, part of their time is spent dealing with that reality and the other part is spent pouring over gardening magazines, or garden catalogues looking at the hope that is within those pages.
I can attest to this happening in every gardeners life right about now. I know it’s happening in mine! I am not alone either!
Autumn is the perfect time to be thinking about what is going to be growing in March, April and May of 2016 because we are going to be planting some of those beauties in our gardens in the next few days and weeks. At least we will until the snow starts to fly. Truth be known, even when the snow starts to fly, we will be planting some of these bulbs.
So what are we looking at? Tulips, daffodils, narcissus, snowdrops, grape hyacinths,lilies, anemones, crocus, and a host of other spring flowering bulbs.
If you are not sure what spring bulbs you want to have growing in your garden, enlighten yourself with a good book about the different types of bulbs. A good reference book will keep you in the know for years to come. Start with one book that will give you pictures and guidance for when the flowers will bloom, so that you have something interesting happening in your garden at all times. When you are more comfortable with the regular bulbs, then expand your horizons and try some of the fancier ones in years to come. You will not be disappointed and your family will enjoy the beauty after a long maybe cold winter.
Can you imagine your eyes when the snow disappears and these flowers spring up where you planted them? Spring up is a great way to put it too, because that is when they will arrive! These beautiful flowers will make everyone smile as the glorious colors wash over the garden. There is something magical about coming out of winter into the beauty of spring time. But to make that magic happen, you have to help Mother Nature, by planting them now!
Truly, I will tell you that nothing will bring you more joy and happiness, than witnessing the renewal of the earth in the spring time and with a little effort on your part you will be making the renewal come true in your garden.