getting those pre-packaged bulbs and plants to bloom is to buy them and start them as soon as they hit the shelves ~ at least that's what I've decided. In previous years, I've bombed out with many of those bags. It seems like I buy them (in early Feb) then by the time I am ready to start them, the plants are dried out. So frustrating. That happened to me last year with pink lily of the valley roots:
I really wanted some in my garden tho so this year I tried again but this time I started them immediately. Total difference. Look what I was able to plant outside yesterday:
Yep, two beautiful shoots (only one shown), growing healthy as can be. I wish I'd bought another two roots now. Dang! Live and learn, right?
Look what else I photographed:
Clematis 'texensis' seedhead
I am about to cut down the old vine but the seedheads are so cool looking I couldn't resist a photo before composting them.
Happy last day of March everyone! Looking forward to April here.