November 4, 2017

Planting Spring-Blooming Bulbs in the Pergola Garden

It’s time to start planting all those spring-blooming bulbs!

As many of you know, every autumn, we plant thousands and thousands of bulbs at my Bedford, New York farm - more than 20-thousand arrived here over the last few weeks. They are from one of my favorite sources, Van Engelen Inc., a wholesale flower bulb business located in Bantam, Connecticut. This week, we started planting in my beautiful pergola garden - it's one of the first areas I see when I drive into my property. Planting these bulbs can be a very labor intensive task, but I love this process. I always find it exciting to plant bulbs in the fall that you won't see for many months to come - it's such a wonderful surprise of color when they bloom in spring. Here are some photos of our first phase of fall-bulb planting, enjoy. 

And don’t forget, Daylight Saving Time ends tomorrow morning, November 5th, so set your clocks back one-hour before going to bed tonight. Those living in participating states across the US will get an extra hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time occurs in many states and territories except Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Island.