I am looking ahead to spring today and planting my fall bulbs and scattering wildflower seeds. We have a slight dusting of early snow on the ground here in Michigan, but I won't let that stop me from one last gardening chore, before winter truly sets in. In fact, the conditions are perfect for the wildflower seeds, because the instructions say to scatter after a hard frost. I have a patch of wildflowers at the back of my perennial garden, near the woods and while pretty, the patch could use some filling in. Abundance is good when it comes to flower gardening.
The daffodil bulbs will be naturalized into the edge of the woods. In the spring as the ground cover just begins to return, I hope to see bright yellow daffodils mixed throughout. If you are planting fall bulbs, invest in a bulb planter. It makes it so easy, with the twist of your wrist, to place the bulb the correct depth and cover the hole back in with dirt. Like anything, the process goes quicker with the right tool. The daffodil bulbs and wildflower seeds were purchased at American Meadows.
Planting fall bulbs always gives big rewards in the spring, when those bright spots of color mean so much after a long winter.
Have a wonderful weekend!