Who else is stalking their bulbs?
Now that it's thinking about being mud season, I've started my annual bulb stalking. Nearly every morning, I make my rounds in the gardens to see who's poking up. My snowdrops (almost type snotdrops every time, which may be a sign) are decently along, but only three, and two are old clumps I didn't plant. Have I met my match in them? Hmm. I planted at least a dozen. The old faithful tulips, muscari and daffs are promising to make up for the snotdrops (ha!), and the crocus will, I'm sure, put in a creditable performance.
I actually had a crocus bloom in a big pot of wax hoya that comes in for the winter. Talk about a treat! It bloomed in February. There are pansies blooming in that pot now. I think I may have to do that intentionally next year. So there are benefits to an old house short on insulation!
Happy spring - I'm sure everyone's bulbs are much further along than mine.