This afternoon it was cool enough for gloves, but warm enough to go without a heavy coat. Nice sunshine. Lovely day to garden.
I dug up my orchid lilies, emptied some pots with annuals, and planted bulbs:
- Blueberry cream tulips to welcome Henry in the back garden,
- Giant daffodils under the study window (20 or so)
- 'Forever spring tulip collection' under the living room window, with blooms from early to late spring (someone had fun naming these, "Life's a Caberet, 'All that Jazz', 'Hot Honey', 'Light and Dreamy')
- Evergreen garden got a nice variety, with crocus, bluebells, windflowers, and angelique tulips)
I was working in the front yard planting bulbs when 'my' Jehovah's drove up to the house. I'm not sure they see anyone else so regularly on the street. It's been 2 or 3 years that they've made a point of stopping by for a personal visit. I admire their persistence. I keep meaning to ask the one if she has thought about a career in sales, she would be absolutely fantastic. Today we talked about gardening, the US election, and life everlasting. Last Sunday I met some very persistent Hare Krishnas. I couldn't help but wonder if these two groups would get along, if they could agree to disagree, or if they would find some common ground.
mid to late spring