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I Love Bulbs

5th April 2012

I Love Bulbs

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Spring is my favorite time of year and one of the biggest reasons is that I truly enjoy seeing all the flowers in bloom.  When we lived in the Chicago area I had planted bulbs outside and every spring, sometimes while there was still snow on the ground, I would see those flowers pushing their way up out of the ground.  It was always a sign of hope for me after what always seemed long a very long, cold winter.

I don’t have bulbs planted in the ground here in Texas, I just haven’t gotten around to planting them.  That doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy them though.  In fact, because tulips are my all time favorite flower, I’ve opted to have  potted bulbs in containers that I can have indoors this year.  I can choose to transfer the bulbs outdoors later, or I might decide to continue cultivating them in pots.  It gets so hot here and we are under watering restrictions so I’m not currently allowed to run our automatic sprinkler system.  Keeping the pots indoors helps me remember to keep them watered, thus I get to enjoy the flowers!

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I also enjoy giving potted bulbs as gifts, particularly at the holidays.  I gave my mom a potted amaryllis years ago and she still has it!  I am amazed every year when it blooms, it seriously is the gift that has kept on giving.

Bulbs are so easy to take care of, once they’re in soil, you just have to remember to water once in a while (by biggest challenge!) and before you know it, you’ll have beautiful flowers for your viewing pleasure.  You can purchase bulbs anywhere from home improvement stores to grocery stores to flower shops.  Of course, my favorites are the ones that come from Skagit Valley in Washington State.  If you ever get the opportunity to visit, the Tulip Festival there takes place every spring with acres upon acres of blooming bulbs.  It is a beautiful sight to see, especially with Mt. Baker in the background.

Remember, Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  You can give potted bulbs as a gift your mom will enjoy for years!

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  1. 1 On April 8th, 2012, blueyes said:

    You know the previous renter must have planted tulips in my side yard because without fail they try to grow and I promptly mow them over. It was like they planted the things hap hazardly with no rhyme or reason. Now if they were in a pot I would have let them grow but not in the ground.

  2. 2 On April 11th, 2012, lynne said:

    I remember the year I first planted bulbs in the fall. In the spring, a bunch of them popped up in my neighbors yard, all random. The squirrels had moved them! :-D