It's official: my Spring bulbs are sprouting! This is the view from my living room out into the backyard, and you can see my outdoor windowbox flower bulbs are finally making an appearance. This is just the motivation I need to start cleaning out the yard and setting up for the season.
Spring bulbs are like a little gift that you can give yourself to help you out of your winter rut. They can usually be purchased anywhere you would buy your seeds, and should be planted in the Fall after the weather has cooled down but before the soil is frozen solid. The bulbs actually require a cold hibernation period before they can sprout, and when the weather starts to warm up, the bulbs are stimulated to grow. Perennial bulbs will come back every year, so I have them permanently living in the same windowboxes where I rotate my annuals.
So where do the original bulbs come from?
I had some leftover bulbs last Fall, so I put them in the fridge to store over winter. I'm going to try to plant them now and see if the refrigerator was sufficient enough cold hibernation to stimulate Spring sprouting. Has anyone ever tried this? I'd love your input!
Did you guys plant bulbs in the Fall? Is anything peeking out yet?