Sunday, November 23, 2014

Out Front- Bulb Planting

Most of the leaves gone. A beautiful day.

Had to revamp the planter. Several days of frost had the mums I planted looking horrible. Used what I had and it looks much better. I like the Algerian ivy. Hope to find more in the spring to add to other planters. I clipped off the licorice plant but left the root. I wonder if it'll over winter. Believe it's in the same family as dusty miller which is perennial in my region. Next week, it'll be a winter planter for Christmas until spring. I usually like to decorate the day after Thanksgiving for Christmas. I can't believe Christmas trees have been in stores for weeks.

When I came out the door on Saturday soil was flying every where. I looked up, hate I didn't have time to go in and get my camera. Squirrel, huge one digging up and eating my tulip bulbs. He looked at me, I looked at him. You think he moved? Hopped into my tree when he got ready. I'm so upset because they were pretty tulips. I'll add more when the weather allows, not today. Bought blood meal yesterday which is supposed to deter them. I'll let you know how it works.
I wondered why the shrubs are leaning forward every time I see them, squirrels. They're a nightmare.

The ballerina tulips and narcissus added to pots. Topped off with blood meal. Supposedly to deter squirrels. We'll see. I'll really be upset if they eat my tulips.
Narcissus. I hope they survive. I've never had them in the front flower bed.

Tulips, red again. They were pretty last year with the purple perennials.

I removed the mums and filled in with some fresh soil. Also added a few tulips. The pansies look beat already and it's not even spring. I guess its the frost and temperatures in the 20's at night. 
Bubs added then soil and firmed down. I also planted some allium.
I planted bulbs in the empty spots. Didn't take a before picture. The flower bed was filled with leaves and dried foliage from the perennials. I topped many off and trimmed some of the evergreens.

Frost does not kill the ivy.
Heuchera still looking good in spite of frost and the leaves not too burned yet from the cold.

Pansy, ajuga, and the leaves of a poppy.
Bulbs squeezed into small spaces.

Have you planted your bulbs?

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