I’m somebody who sometimes likes to wing it on the subject of executing initiatives round our dwelling. I’ve discovered in our two and a half years of dwelling right here that this isn’t essentially the most effective methodology for issues that develop. Slightly, on the subject of gardening, it’s greatest to have a plan.
I discussed in a earlier gardening weblog submit 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 submit, 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 concerning 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 loads of progress in cleansing up these areas. The backyard beds particularly 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 per week!) of particles and weeds, and this course of has turn into part of my routine. I’ve additionally gotten in contact with town and we’re now on their weekly yard waste removing schedule, which has saved us time on the subject of disposing of yard waste ourselves!
Fall gardening replace
By way of planting bulbs this fall, I made a decision to start out small. In my expertise, beginning someplace is a lot better than not planting something in any respect (which is what ended up occurring final fall!).
This fall, I purchased striped lily tulips and Rembrandt tulips. Every pack incorporates 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 however it’s imagined 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 outside within the spring.
What I’m most wanting ahead to about this course of is the flexibility to see the seasons in a brand new manner via our gardens.
What I’m most wanting ahead to about this course of is the flexibility to see the seasons in a brand new manner via our gardens. I’m anticipating some trial and error alongside the best way (as is the case with studying any new talent) and am all ears for any ideas extra skilled gardeners could need to share within the feedback!
Kate is presently studying to play the Ukulele, a lot to the despair of her husband, children, and canines. Comply with her on Instagram at @witanddelight_.