Saturday, October 22, 2011
First Saffron Crocus Blooms!
Otherwise, fall is coming on apace. It's now officially dark when I get up at 6:30. I hate getting up in the dark, so I am still working on the actual "getting up" part. I'm more likely to turn off the alarm and sleep for another 40 minutes. Not 30. For whatever reason I usually wake up on my own at 7:10am.
But this week I have promised myself I will get up on time and get Ken and me out to the Rec Center to work out. We've been lazy about it for a few weeks now. Think I've lost a few pounds anyway, but I need to get back in shape.
Did some early Xmas shopping today. There were some really good sales, so I took advantage. Still lots more to do, but I've started. I also saw some red sweater-knit with furry trim slippers at Penneys that are now on my own Christmas wish list.
The tulip bulbs I ordered in summer arrived this week. So I now have a big job ahead of me. I need to weed out the bed where I want to plant and get them in the ground. It may take a few weekends but that's ok. Tulips are better left until early November anyway. These are some really fun yellowy-orange ones: Orange Princess, Cairo, and Silverstream. I'm going to plant them all together. I got these from Brent & Becky's Bulbs. They have a wonderful variety of things.
Anyway, it'll be fun deciding where to put them all.
I also bought some Ipheion uniflorum "Jessie". Not sure where I'll put those. They're supposed to naturalize well in lawns, but I don't think we have the kind of lawn most people think of for bulb naturalizing :). Hopefully in Spring we're going to have someone look at the sprinklers and get them working again. Once that's done my gardening life will become much easier!