Sunday, July 12, 2009

With the latest issue of my gardening magazine came a catalogue for Breck's Bulbs. Oh lord, another plant catalogue. Including an early ordering discount coupon, no less. I can hear my wallet wailing already.

Shopping list:

Camassia Quamash, which just looks funky.

Scarlet Majesty tulips ("peony" double tulips - I saw these in somebody's garden and they are just stunning.)

French Lace tulips, also doubles.

Since I adored the two globemaster alliums I planted last fall, I'm going to get an additional zillion alliums of all different colours and sizes, including blue.

I am also toying with the idea of picking up some crocuses. I was not too fussed about these before, and planting 40 bulbs seems a little labour-intensive. But then this year a clutch of them came up in the neighbour's garden, and I was insanely jealous of his having flowers so very early in the spring.

1 comment:

  1. I keep reading Camasia Squash... either way I like the look of that one.

    You could also try planting herbs around. You can get a lot of varieties of herbs that flower in a very pretty manner, and then you can also EAT THEM, nom.

    Oh oh! And in between your patio stones I recommend moss. :D