Last autumn, we planted over a 1000 crocus in several yards in South Orange and Maplewood. As the days and nights of January get colder and colder, it’s a warm thought that in about a month or so those crocus are going to start popping up adding the first spring colors to the landscape. Bulbs are one of those things you have to wait to see. When you do, they are always worth the wait.
We also planted over a 1000 bulbs at the Rain Park in the fall too. Some of the bulbs were crocus, but the majority of the bulbs were daffodil (two or three different types). I was inspired by Daffodil Hill at the NYBG where nearly every inch is covered with those beautiful yellow flowers. This spring, there aren’t going to be as many at the Rain Park but it will be a great start to a very growing season! Below are a few photos of my trip to Daffodil Hill last year with my family.
If you missed the fall bulb planting in 2017, make sure to put it on your calendar for 2018. But also!! Remember! There are spring bulbs you can plant to see glorious flowers afoot by mid to late summer. It’s January, but we’re closer to spring by the minute.
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