This week was rainy and very windy here in the Netherlands. I didn’t spend much time outside as I normally do. Didn’t go to my volunteer job at the Historic Dutch Garden. I hate to admit that I am a bit of a good weather garden volunteer. But, it seems I want to work when the weather is nicer. Bad me!
We did pull our camper out of winter storage in preparation to haul it to it’s new seasonal slot at Sprijkerboor Jachthaven Camping. This camping is located a short ride (16km) from the house on the south side of the De Kaag lake. We won’t be able to spend much time at our new camping site until Easter weekend but it will be ready for all our summer explorations after this weekend.
As the days inch closer to April more flowers are peeking their heads out of the ground.
I kinda cheated with these flowers in my front garden. The above hyacinths are ones purchased recently at the local greenhouse and placed in the ground pot and all. This is a good way to get flower color early into your gardens. I did see many fall planted hyacinth bulbs also blooming in my neighborhood this past week.
The tulips are about three weeks early with the warm spell we had two weeks ago. The ones above were potted last fall in the front of the house. They are in a cooler more shaded area and are much shorter than the ones in my back garden that are exposed to more sun.
The combination above are also some greenhouse started bulbs that I purchased for my mother-in-laws balcony. With these bulbs I discarded the pots and planted in one of her pots. Again this is a good way to get almost instant color in early Spring.
What is in your garden right now? Are you thinking and planning your summer activities?
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