Planting Fall Bulbs with Ellie
When I started at American Meadows about 6 months ago, I made it clear that my gardening acumen was not my greatest strength. My background is in e-commerce, so I am more comfortable sending emails, testing web pages, and trouble shooting technical problems. That said, I have a couple of spots in my front yard that I thought could use some color come spring, so I drafted my 6-year-old daughter, Ellie, to help me plant a couple of bags of tulip bulbs (my wife’s favorite)
Although I had planted bulbs before, I was reminded how easy the process really is.В First, we picked a spot next to our front walk-way.
We got the hole to about 8 inches deep in about 15 minutes.
Along the way, we found a bunch of older bulbs that had been planted there years before. None of them had bloomed recently, but we thought we would re-plant them to see if anything grew. We dedicated the front foot or so of our bed to those bulbs.
We dedicated the rest of the area to our new bulbs, and it was pretty easy to get them all into place. The only real technical question was which way points up.
The whole process took about 45 minutes, and, although we ended up with what looked like a patch of dirt, we are really looking forward to our flowers in the spring.