I have planted over 100 daffodil bulbs, just as many irises, some ranunculus, paperwhites, even tulips (which are annuals here, but I've decided are worth the expense)!
I've planted scillia, alliums, fritillaria meleagris and fritillaria imperialis. Doesn't all that Latin sound impressive? But I'm not through. Not by a long shot. I've ordered even more bulbs to plant!
What is the matter with me? Why can't I stop the madness?
I think it's spring fever!
Yes, I know it's not spring. It's autumn. But don't you see? Autumn is the reason I have spring fever! I see trees losing their leaves, plants going dormant, and winter approaching. I know how desperate I'll be to see some signs of spring next year.
And so, I plant bulbs.
Lots and lots of bulbs.
And I said this year I wasn't going to plant any bulbs! Ha! That resolution just flew out the window!
I may not be happy when the credit card bill arrives, but I'll be happy that I planted all those bulbs next spring. Because then I'll undoubtably have spring fever - again.
Do you have spring fever? Are you planting bulbs? Now is the time!
(All images were taken last spring.)