Monday, June 15, 2015
A New Bulb Favourite
I feel a bit behind in the garden, but maybe I'm not the only one... Look at what is currently blooming. The tag says "Flowering Period: April-May". Well maybe it blooms somewhere in April or May, but in my garden it's blooming in mid-June. I planted these new little bulbs two falls ago, and last year I got foliage but no blooms.
To my delight this year I have five stalks of these darling little nodding bells! Aren't they just the sweetest? Their proper name is Hyacinthoides (which means hyacinth-like) but they are also commonly known as Spanish Bluebells or Wood Hyacinth. The stalks are about 16" high, and each little bell is less than 3/4"long.
I am so pleased with them, I hope they multiply quickly. I can see myself buying more of these in the fall ... I'm quite sure I can find another spot to tuck in a few more small bulbs... ♥♥♥
"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." ~ Gertrude Jekyll