I took this pic on Saturday, two days ago...
Here's the latest chapter in my bulb project that is out to prove that you can have easy, beautiful flowers from bulbs almost year round. I planted the first batch of bulbs on New Year's day and got an explosion of color in April and May. When that went to green, I planted a second round in June which is coming up now and through the fall.
Everything has just been planted underneath the greenery of the bulbs planted in the winter time.
The remaining bulbs, gladiolas and dahlias, that I couldn't fit and had to give away to neighbors.
Late June and the new shoots were already coming up.
Late June and all is green, but no new flowers for another month.
The first flowers have been coming out for the past few weeks (late July) and there are more to come from now until late September/October. Then my next planting will be in December for the new year. I'll be back with one more round of pics in a September to show you how the summer is ending up. Again, all of these flowers are based on two plantings, December and June, which are spanning the year with flowers.
Thanks again to Mary Leigh and her team at Dig Drop Done for all your guidance.
(Images: Maxwell Ryan)