16 Jan Choosing White Bulbs
The sun has been out for two days and although it is cool, my fingers are already itching to get back into the dirt. This is a hard time of year for me for that very reason. I LONG in January and February to get back to the earth. The Northwest Flower and Garden Show in February helps me through that month. But before that, I have to get through January.
Don’t get me wrong-I am very, very happy that the sun has been out. I even went to the beach today. When they sun comes out, I remember why I love the northwest after all. BUT as soon as it happens, I want to plant.
This year I will satisfy the itch (I hope) by planting some bulbs. I found myself wondering this week if a bed of all white flowers would have the same elegance of all-white Christmas lights? I asked my garden friends on Twitter and they seemed to think so. They even recommended some varieties for me.
Erythronium oreganum White Fawn Lily (see pic above)- Berry Botanical Garden describes it: “Native bulbous perennial to 12″ tall. Spring blooming, nodding, pale yellow flowers with reflexed petals and mottled leaves. Best in a shady woodland garden, moist well drained soil.”
angie_seattle had some recommendations too. But we mostly talked about:
Crocus– Garden Guides talks describes this flower and also says, “All-blooming crocuses are often confused with Colchicum. Although the flowers are similar, they are actually two different species. Good companions with spring-bloomers plant, mini daffodils and species tulips. Crocus are most impressive when planted en mass.”
What do you think? Is a bed of white flowers-impressive or boring? Plain or magnificent? Hit me.