I can picture Dr. Todino sitting at his desk on a warm summer’s day and thinking about the coming spring. I know what catalogue he was looking at, too, because I appropriated it (the word “Stole” would not apply here, because I do plan to return it.).
We started a nice cutting garden last summer—what I named “country formal.” You may wish to check the installation by clicking on this address. The garden is divided into four raised beds in a circular pattern that are installed with brick borders for a compost planting medium. All I had planted so far was pansies. I knew that Doc had ordered a lot of bulbs but I didn’t know how many.
I have to work by email and text while I’m waiting for my voice to come in, and the other night as I was watching Buck Rogers, I got a text—“How many tulips do you need for the garden?”
I thought, “I’ll fix him.” I texted back, “400” I grinned as I waited for the answer which was, “What colors?” I felt that I had been put firmly in my place.
I took my drill and my auger but I found early on that they weren’t needed. We were able to just take a mattock and scrape a trench in the soft compost. I decided to put the bulbs in a row directly behind the pansies. I’m working this garden toward the center where I plan to plant a collection of cone flowers (Echinacea)
We had enough bulbs to put a row all the way around the bed inside the pansies and then enough more to put a partial row inside this. Here is a picture of the second row after we had closed up the first one.
And just so Doc can keep track of what is where, because I know he will read this, I took pictures of the labels as we planted the beds in a clockwise rotation. I know one of the pictures is fuzzy, but deal with it, I did.
I do think it is going to be quite a show. The garden is taking shape. I love being able to work on a project like this one step at a time.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, either, but the entire garden project is presented as a picture on this wall.
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