Summer can be an overwhelming time in the garden, with both flowers & weeds running riot, and edibles and herbs demanding to be harvested, eaten, and preserved. But a garden waits for no one, and there's always looking-ahead to be done. After a vigorous weeding session, sip an Arnold Palmer, peruse a bulb catalogue, and start dreaming of next year…Margaret Roach of A Way To Garden has a knack for keeping gardeners on track, and her recent post Order Bulbs Now is a gentle reminder not to wait too long. The biggest benefit, she says, is getting the full selection — how sad it would be to dream of a plant all summer, only to find it's sold out by the time you're ready to buy! She also mentions early-bird specials, so please comment below if you know of any great bulb (or even seed) sales going on. Margaret lists her favorite bulb catalogues (under Sources) and a thorough Flower Bulb FAQ. Once it's time to plant your baby bulbs, Terrain offers a concise How To: Planting & Caring for Fall Bulbs
Have you started your garden dreaming, or even shopping, for next year? What plants are you coveting?