Bzzzz January 30th, 2010

The chickens aren’t the only ones sick of this wintertime weather inconvenience. I’ve been jonesin’ for spring for weeks now. Well, spring and chocolate. I can do something about the chocolate.

It turns out, I can do a little something about spring too!  Some of my gardening pals egged me on (*snicker*) with their discussion of all the spring bulbs they were buying for forcing. The nursery of choice among these seasoned gardeners was Brent and Becky’s.

Hey, I can keep up with the Joneses and get my jones on too! (Is anyone following me here?)

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Here’s the Brent and Becky’s winter mix bulbs with narcissus, tulips and small oxalis peaking out around their feet. Next to it is the gorgeous Amarylis ‘Elvas’ and the stout little ‘Foxtrot’ tulips.

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tulipe foxtrot sm

I also have some Princes Irene and ‘Lilac Wonder’ tulips, but they’re not quite ready for their debut.

There’s still a lot of winter left here in Southern Maryland. In fact, as I write this it’s snowing. The weather guessers had predicted a couple of inches. Right now it looks like it’s about eight inches and rising.

I responded, of course, by ordering seeds. So far I’ve placed a nice, healthy order at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and a smallish order at Cook’s Garden.  I’m not even closed to finished yet, cause I’m jonesin’ for some summer bulbs.

Brent and Becky’s here I come!

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