I’m somebody who usually likes to wing it in the case of executing tasks round our residence. I’ve discovered in our two and a half years of residing right here that this isn’t essentially the perfect technique for issues that develop. Fairly, in the case of gardening, it’s greatest to have a plan.
I discussed in a previous gardening blog post that I deliberate to plant bulbs in our yard within the fall that might then bloom in spring 2023. In right this moment’s weblog publish, I’m following up on that concept! I’m sharing a fall gardening replace—what sorts of bulbs I bought, the place I’ll be planting them, and what I’m most wanting ahead to in regards to the course of.
The present state of our yard and gardens
Whereas the footprint of our yard and gardens remains to be the very same as once we moved in, we’ve made quite a lot of progress in cleansing up these areas. The backyard beds specifically have been fairly overgrown once we moved right here, and I really feel like we’re lastly at a spot the place we’ve discovered learn how to preserve them. We’re doing common cleanouts (a number of days every week!) of particles and weeds, and this course of has change into part of my routine. I’ve additionally gotten in contact with town and we’re now on their weekly yard waste elimination schedule, which has saved us time in the case of disposing of yard waste ourselves!
Fall gardening replace
When it comes to planting bulbs this fall, I made a decision to begin small. In my expertise, beginning someplace is a lot better than not planting something in any respect (which is what ended up taking place final fall!).
This fall, I purchased striped lily tulips and Rembrandt tulips. Every pack accommodates 45 bulbs and was $11 at Menards. I’m going to plant them in clusters—one space within the entrance yard and one within the again—and put wire over them to attempt to detract squirrels from digging them up. The climate right here has been colder of late nevertheless it’s presupposed to heat up this weekend, which is after I plan to plant them.
I additionally purchased some wildflower seeds that I’m going to plant indoors this winter. I plan to arrange an space for the seeds to develop within the basement in March after which plant them open air within the spring.
What I’m most wanting ahead to about this course of is the power to see the seasons in a brand new manner by way of our gardens.
What I’m most wanting ahead to about this course of is the power to see the seasons in a brand new manner by way of our gardens. I’m anticipating some trial and error alongside the best way (as is the case with studying any new ability) and am all ears for any suggestions extra skilled gardeners might wish to share within the feedback!
Kate is presently studying to play the Ukulele, a lot to the despair of her husband, youngsters, and canine. Comply with her on Instagram at @witanddelight_.
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