November 19, 2014

The Start of Fall Bulb Planting

My bulbs arrived over the past three weeks, and this week began the process of placing and planting spring blooming bulbs throughout the property. Many areas will receive fresh plantings that will bloom in the spring. Every year I order thousands to add to the garden - this year nearly 12,000 new bulbs of different varieties. They come from Van Engelen, which is based in Connecticut.

We started with the beautiful pin oak allee, running from the equipment shed to the boxwood allee. It's one of the main areas I see when I drive into my property. I've recently realized that aside from the pin oaks, I haven't planted anything that adds color to the area except a few crocus, many of which have been eaten by the squirrel population.

I love this process -I always find it exciting to plant bulb in the fall that you won't see for many months to come. When they are in bloom next spring, I will be sure to show you the photos.