By Skeeter Recently, I told you about a mystery in my Georgia Garden. The title was "Where are my Bulbs." Click on the title to refresh the memory or check it out as this is a follow-up to that mystery. Do you see what I see in the above picture?
Zooming in, we see a round hole in the planter! Yep, Mr. Vole has been busy in my planter.
This is all that remains of the 25 or so Tulips and Gladiola bulbs planted last year! Mr./Mrs Vole was busy keeping the belly full on my bulbs this winter. Little toot! I also found my Amaryllis bulb. As you can see, I had planted it too deep in the soil. It was still trying to make an appearance for me. I have since put her in a pot and she is showing me a green stem. I don't know if she will bloom or not. Only time will tell on that one...Now back to the Chimney Planter which is full of Spring plants returning from last year. I added some cheaply purchased hyacinth, candytuft and phlox for a fuller Spring bouquet. Do you see purple in the front of this planter?After the comments from everyone on the other post, I was not expecting any tulips in this planter. But low and behold, every one of the tulips have bloomed in this planter!
They are bright purple and look to be very healthy. I was so shocked to see them come up and bloom after the disaster in the other planter. I am so happy with this Spring Planter but I am thinking ahead. Soon the Daffy's and tulips will fade along with the phlox blooms. I have added 3 coral bells taken from a soggy situation and put them in this planter along with 2 different colored potato plants. The purple queen is starting to pop up as well. If I have done right, this planter will be full as the spring plants fade away.
I am so happy with the Candy Striped phlox and it seems to be just as happy! Voles got one batch of bulbs but I have TULIPS, In the Garden....
Today is my Blogiversary Day! 2 years of chatting with some wonderful folks around the world! Tina, thank you so much for having me be a part of In the Garden. You are a jewel girl...
Click HERE to see what blogging means to me from my 1 year Blogiversary.
I would like to have a Give-away in honor of my Anniversary but I am currently out of network. The Saint and I made a quick decision to go to Washington DC to view the Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin! It has been probably 20 years since we have seen them and after our Macon Cherry Blossom trip, I was dying to see them once again. So I had to rush to get this post ready for Tuesday. I will find something I think you gardeners will enjoy as an addition to your gardens while on this trip. Hopefully I will have the contest up and ready on Thursday. So stay tuned and thank you all for the wonderful Garden Talk over the past 2 years! I have learned so much from each and every one of you!
I will chat with you once I get back in my Georgia Garden!!!
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