Northern Exposure

Triumphs and failures on a window ledge.

Bulb Watch February 23, 2009

Filed under: bulbs,Colour,Flower,Spring,Weather,Winter — northernwindowgardener @ 11:18 pm
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Spring bulbsI need to think of better names than bulb & seed watch for these posts. They do sum up how much time I spend just looking for signs of growth though!

I love this picture of an early crocus. It looks like the flower has been carefully hand wrapped to protect it until it’s warm enough for it to bloom.

The mild weather of the last week has meant excellent growing conditions and all over the window boxes there are green shoots and … well, I’m sure there’s a proper gardening word for them, but tulip shoots rising inches into the spring air and little anemone blanda buds swelling up, ready to burst forth.OK, I’m going over the top here, but it’s nice to see a bit of growth about the place after spending most gardening moments over the winter cutting things back and generally seeing decay everywhere.

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4 Responses to “Bulb Watch”

  1. Glo Says:

    Very encouraging to see what a difference some warmth and sunshine makes! It’s especially nice when you can look out the window and see spring happening right before your eyes. Looking forward to seeing how they come along!

  2. The only down side is I get such little time to see them – thank goodness it’s nice and light in the morning now!

  3. Flighty Says:

    I think that you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from gardeners everywhere once we start to see signs of growth like this!

  4. Quite true Flighty. I get the feeling that it’s all going to get out of control soon enough so I’m enjoying the gentle progress at the moment.


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