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In The Garden

Fall Bulb Planting

There is nothing more spectacular in Spring than a magnificent stand of tulips. 

A woodland drift of jonquils/daffodils - like those shown in the White Flower Farm catalog - are equally beautiful and a tad less formal. For me, large Floradales or showy white Parrot tulips, contained by a tidy boxwood hedge, are downright stately! I love how they herald the warmer, sunnier, longer days of Spring.

This year in early to mid November, we planted 400 Ivory Floradale tulips in front of the house here in Lake Bluff. Another 400 White Parrot Tulips were planted surrounding a low broad-branching Tina Crab beneath an old oak tree. Interspersed with the Parrots are one hundred Allium Caeruleum - charming little blue flower balls on a 20” stem. 

Come March, when I have had enough of our Chicago winter, I will just imagine what soil warmed by the May sun will produce. Ah, anticipation! I look forward to sharing pictures of the blooming bulbs with you in a few months!

January 06, 2013 by Jessie Davidson

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