Last fall, I planted bulbs.Â A lot of bulbs.Â 174 of them, I believe.Â My back and hands still ache thinking about it.Â They were quickly forgotten though, with all the snow, wind and general freezing-ness winter brought.Â The snow’s finally gone now, the sun’s warming the earth (and me!) and last week, I noticed lots of little green things poking out of the dirt!Â I can’t wait to see them bloom.
Yesterday I posted the daffodils.Â I believe there were 50 of those, and I expect to see blooms on a few of them any day now.
These are the crocuses.Â 100 of those suckers.Â I never thought I’d get them all planted.Â Scattered all over our lawn.Â These are a lot harder to see right now, it’s hard to pick out the crocus spots of green from the new grass spots of green, and I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m nuts from the amount of times I’ve walked around, bent over, staring at our lawn in my search for the tiny shoots hidden in the grass.
Near our front walk is 24 hyacinths.Â They were the first shoots I noticed, peeking out of the bed on a warm day last week.Â Sunday’s rain did wonders for them – they’re already taller and easier to spot.
This little guy isn’t a flower, but I was glad to see him when all the snow melted!Â He’s a solar turtle, and he glows as soon as the sun goes down.Â We lost him for a few weeks, buried under the mountain of snow we took off the driveway.Â I wasn’t sure he’d survive, but he did.Â The kids love him, though they each gave him a different name.Â They couldn’t agree, and it certainly wasn’t worth fighting over!
Some day soon, expect pictures of blooms!Â I can’t wait!