Sunday, November 4, 2012

Plaisirs Simples ~ Bulbs

 Oh's almost too late!
After a very busy past few weeks filled with necessary obligations I realized that it was getting woefully late to plant fall bulbs.  Here in my warm Southern California garden they optimally should be planted in September, and here it is the first week in November!
So I made a determined effort that they would all be planted this weekend. 

 Bulbs that need winter chill don't do well for us,but daffodils, freesias, lilies, spraraxis and many other spring blooming bulbs not only do well but naturalize
So if I want additional beauty in my garden this spring like these glorious

I needed to get busy!!!

 ...and I am happy to report that by this evening the basket you see below is now empty and I can sit back, relax, and look forward to spring when all of this beauty will be revealed.

I hope that you have had a chance to tuck a few new bulbs in your garden this year.
Thank you for visiting.



  1. I don't know when they put the bulbs in on Michigan Avenue, but in Spring when they bloom, it's one of my favorite sites--glorious. I'm glad you got your work done so we can all enjoy them next Spring too.

  2. I would still like to put some bulbs in, maybe in pots too. Here in the south I have a bit of time left to do that. Love your photos and the lilies are gorgeous! Glad you got everything in the ground.

  3. Hello Adrienne:
    We are sure that your bulbs will be absolutely fine. In our gardening days, pressure to complete other jobs often meant that our bulb planting occurred extremely late in the year. Indeed, on one particular occasion, the bulbs were sprouting in their packets. However, all was well and they appeared on time and as floriferous as ever.

  4. Oh, those will be beautiful come Spring, Adrienne!

  5. I can't wait to see your glorious blooms. Every year, as soon as the last of the Halloween decorations are put away, we scramble to get more bulbs planted. Fingers crossed that we can add a few more to our flower beds before the snow flies.

  6. Your garden will look beautiful as usual! I should plant mine, it's so beautiful in spring!

  7. flowers & more flowers... digging in the dirt... what a wonderful way to spend the weekend.

  8. Last yer I planted my bulbs in December and they were lovely. I especially love tulips (and the deer do, too). To give them some winter chill, I put the bulbs in a paper bag in the fridge (drawers at the bottom) for about six weeks and then plant them. So far it has always worked.


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