Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - February 2012

Despite a mild and snow-less winter (November is 4 months long this season!) my garden is a barren land now; even the garlic shoots have disappeared. Good thing I put some bulbs for forcing last fall for the first time in my life. The choice of bulbs was pretty random ($2 leftover bags of mixed Darwin hybrids from ChristmasTreeShops) but the blooms are very nice.
Even a Christmas cactus (which I call "El Monstro" around the house) that was full of flowers on Thanksgiving has one more gift for me to enjoy!
forced Darwin hybrid tulips

Christmas cactus


  1. I would say you were pretty successful with your bargain tulips! I bought a few bags of daffodils that were 75% off in Jan. and planted them out. They haven't popped up yet, but I have faith! Your Christmas cactus looks very healthy.

  2. That's such a good idea, to force a few bulbs for some winter color!