‘Tis the season… for bulbs.

In my front yard around my Hosta ‘Captain Kirk’ I’ll be planting this combination of bulbs.


Iris reticulata cvv.


Crocus chrysanthus ‘Romance’ (I’ve planted this one before and been very impressed with the show it puts on. I think I had it mixed with an even lighter yellow/white that I may also try to track down again.)


Galanthus nivalis – Snowdrops

Most likely Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’ towards the back of the garden. This will keep the taller leaves away from the hosta and help keep it a little tidier looking. I’ll have several groupings of the Crocus chrysanthus ‘Romance,’ possibly interspersed with a light yellow/white variety. Towards the front (all over the place ideally) I’ll have the Snowdrops. I also have just gotten a purple Pasque Flower (not planted yet) and a Primula marginata ‘Mauve Mist’ that may decide to join the party. The colours should all work together so I’m looking forward to seeing how that all works together.

In my back yard I have a space under my Clematis which is probably the first reliably snow free spot in my yard. I’ve got a handful of dark blue NOID Crocus there already that I’ve just transplanted this year. I will add a few more purples, maybe some ‘Harmony’ and a bunch of Snowdrops.

I can’t see myself doing too much other bulbs planting this year but we’ll see. So far nothing else has really caught my eye but of course we’ll have to see. I may also just pick up an extra bag of Snowdrops and tuck them around in different places.

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About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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5 Responses to ‘Tis the season… for bulbs.

  1. Rosemary says:

    We have I. reticulata 'Cantab' and C. chrysanthus 'Romance' too, they're lovely. I should get more.

  2. I too am planting bulbs this year, but you seem a little more excited about it than me. I dread bulb planting, but always appreciate it in the spring.I especially like crocus, but they always end up with snow on them here.

  3. Andrew says:

    I don't have any large areas to cover and generally the ground is still open around where I'm planting so I can just dig a wide shallow hole, plop them in and lay the soil back in around them. Shouldn't be a huge job once I can find the time to get started.I went with Iris 'Harmony' and added another Crocus 'Blue Pearl' which is a very light blue with a darker yellow center for the front yard. In the back I'll still go with Snowdrops but may also get Iris 'Cantab' instead of more purple Crocus and just spread the existing Crocus around a little bit better.

  4. I planted 600 snow crocus in my back lawn last fall, and I don't think even half came up. But I still like the idea. My I. reticulata always come up nice and spread softly.

  5. Julie says:

    Sounds like it will be a spring wonderland!!!

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