The fall garden season is just full of great surprises and new things to try and to plant. This week we go underground! Yep that is right, underground. Bulbs , for the sake of simplicity we’ll call them all bulbs, have arrived. Plant now and just wait for their glory to appear in a few weeks, or in the case of the potato-enjoy them on the table later this spring!
Paperwhite narcissus- As the name implies it is pretty darn good lookin, but the best part may be the smell. The can be used in pots and started indoors as well as making a great gift for the holidays!
Amaryllis- perhaps the best known “holiday or Christmas bulb”. These are far underestimated for their prowess in the landscape or garden. Enjoy the spectacular blooms then plant outdoors, they will bloom every spring and do much better here than agapanthus….
Ranunculas-I think was the hardest plant for me to remember how to spell! Persian buttercups is another name for them. Want a great value, you can buy a whole bag for under $10!!
Got spuds??? The Dutch ate tulips to survive during WWII, but i think the Irish have it right-want to eat a bulb, make it a potato! These are organically grown seed potatoes from our friends in Washington State-Irish Eyes. Four varieties for all kinds of different tastes!
The Harper Boys-Your underground gardeners since 1945