I just loved this little statuary cat at the garden center. When I returned the next day, she was gone.
We recently made the road trip down to Woodland to see the tulip field at Holland America Bulb Farm.
Oh, let’s rewind a bit. Did I mention we now own a dog? It’s been a bit of an adjustment this past year. As in, when was the last time the dog was let outside to do his business? How many times a day does he eat? How much food? How much poop? There was no precise instruction manual. And, let’s not forget: “Hey! Kitty does not like having her butt sniffed!” We pretty much have it all down now, but there is the issue of whether to take him with us or not when we’re going to be away for a while.
The website did say we could bring him as long as he was on a leash, but upon arrival, we did see a sign that there were no dogs allowed in the tulip fields. Shocking! No, it really wasn’t. I envisioned him romping through and flattening the display fields. How horrifying would that have been?
So, Brett being the good sport that he can be, waited out on the sidelines, while I frolicked in the tulips. It turned out, the floral display wasn’t the only attraction that day, as there’s just something about a dog with a puffy tail that some find irresistible.
I somehow made it through the first trip to the plant nursery this spring, purchasing only what I needed, and… ohmygoshthoseflowerssobigandblue… one shiny. Gentiana angustifolia – hybr. (Leach)
Just one… egadzitssoamazingmaybeIshouldgobackandgetanotherone… Do you know how hard for me that is? butitsagroundcoverIshouldhavegottenseveralatleast
Every Fall, I look forward to seeing the bulbs show up at the local nursery. However, in past years, I’ve gotten carried away. Now, there isn’t a spot where I could possibly plant a shovel without hitting a bulb, rhizome, or root. Last year, we planted Orange Emperor and Pink Darwin tulips. There was a grand plan, but the reality of getting them planted was a bit like a blind shell game of What bulb is in this hole? This year, I think I will just leave it be and see what comes back in the spring.