I tend to buck the experts and move plants whenever the urge strikes.
The urge struck today.
My red and white parrot tulips bloom way in the back of my rockwall garden where they cannot be appreciated to their full potential.
When I got home from work today, I decided to move them. I think the Big Kahuna forcing me to do those planters yesterday has given me back some of my garden mojo....thanks Big K! It was also in the high 60's when I got home today, so that helped.
I dug the tulips out of the ground. Here are the first three.
Look, this one has 3 babies attached.
I pulled them apart to replant.
I dug a hole about six inches deep and popped the blooming tulips in, carefully filling in soil around each side of the bulb so it would not break off.
Look, they are even standing tall after I replanted them!
I planted the bulbettes in a different spot and only dug about a 4-inch deep hole. I should water them in, but so far I have not done so. The soil is still a bit moist from the recent rainfall and I doubt that I will go back after I cook dinner and clean up. But, really, YOU should not do as I am doing. YOU should give them a good drink of water. It's the old "Do as I say, not as I do". LOL.
I have been noticing a lot of allium blooming in areas that I don't remember planting. I swear that 10 minutes after I plant something I forget that I did it!
Here is one of the areas:
I would not normally put purple allium with purple tulips. It all blends together.
Usually I would put orange tulips with the purple.
These tulips were already planted and I must have just stuck a few allium in this garden last year.
For the past week DH and I have been enjoying California strawberries.
Most years the berries we get from CA are not very good.
They are big and hollow with no flavor.
This year is a pleasant surprise. The berries are delish!
For the past five nights we have had a spinach salad with strawberries,red onions and poppyseed dressing.
Tonight we finally finished the last of the two quarts of berries we bought last Sunday.