Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Now that the polar vortex has returned for a second winter in a row, we all need some reminder of better days ahead. I bought a "winter whites garden" from Trader Joe's with tulips, hyacinth, paper whites, and crocuses that were all supposed to bloom white. They are all blooming now, and they smell wonderful, but the crocuses bloomed purple! Although today I see a new bud for a white crocus. With the pink cyclamen Travalon gave me long ago which has recently rebloomed and the dark green jade plant Handy Woman gave me, they make a lovely window garden.
In case you are wondering about the fate of these flowers after they are done blooming, I am going to plant them in Richard Bonomo's garden. The tulips, crocuses, and hyacinth are definitely hardy to Zone Four, or whatever we are in. Does anyone know about the paper whites?