They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude,
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils.
We have to sit down and make a plan is an oft heard phrase around here. Heard but thus far not acted upon. Yet bulb planting season is upon us and something must be done.
The vision so far:
Crocus in the area outside the kitchen window, to one side of the vegetable garden, on the way to the meadow
Grape hyacinth in a swath along the drive i.e the track leading from the road to the house
Bluebells at the edge of the forest
King Alfred type daffodils in the orchard
|the real King Alfred|
Walter Hill, the developer of King Alfred, still does not get his due, the credit originally going to his employer, as often happens. He was ultimately able to take over the rights and develop a thriving business. True King Alfred bulbs are hard to find. Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs in Michigan has them.
I'll buy a few heritage bulbs out of nostalgia but my purse won't run to enough for the orchard.
Crocus and grape hyacinth images from http://www.veseys.com