Friday, April 11, 2014

Grab Bags

Last winter just before our first super cold weather I found a grab bag of daffodil bulbs at the local hardware store.  They looked so neglected and sad, but they were cheap and even though I dreaded the thought of planting in the already cold and rainy weather, I knew that I would be rewarded in the spring for the effort.  My daffy bed is sparse, but hopefully in years to come they will grow into bunches and eventually drifts. Grab bags of bulbs can be such surprises.  And my late bloomers I planted two years ago are still in bud in another bed waiting to surprise me.   ( I just realized while editing these photos that I have my reading glasses on...so no wonder some of the photos are a little blurry!  Oh well, too lazy to go back and find the originals.) 








11 comments:

Granny Annie said...

No ability to plant or care for what I've planted, but I can sure mow one heck of a nice lawn:)

Brian Miller said...

oo second shot...amazing...love the colors...more work in the flower beds for me this weekend...

ellen abbott said...

sweet. only a couple of daffodils will naturalize here. others have to be dug up, put in the refrigerator, and replanted.

Red said...

You get some good friends when you pick up some ratty looking bulbs from the hardware store.

messymimi said...

Very lovely! It is nice to be able to have such a beautiful garden.

Linda Reeder said...

What a fun variety!

Hilary said...

Oh .. I remember flowers. I remember when there wasn't white stuff everywhere. ;)

They're lovely, Tabor. Your efforts were well rewarded.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your flowers look wonderful -- daffs love the Pacific Northwest -- they float all over any green spaces available -- even the edges of highways. -- barbara

Pauline said...

rescue bulbs - and look what they give back!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Your reward will keep on giving for years. Very nice!

Snaggle Tooth said...

I'm so jealous of your close-ups! Pretty