Preparing for Spring
by Daniel Townsend on October 20, 2011
Out with the old and beautiful and on to the new and underground—at least for a few months. The time to plant bulbs is upon us, and that means sacrifice and delayed gratification. It’s a double whammy: pulling out what was planted in the spring, which is now so gorgeous, and replacing it with something under the soil that we won’t see for months. Staying a season ahead is key, though, and planning for tomorrow is so worth the wait.
For the last four years, we’ve preserved our Dragon Wing Begonias and Coleus through the winter by removing them with care each fall and letting them thrive in our greenhouse until spring. Together with the tulips, poppies, alyssum and other flowering plants, they ensure abundant springtime color.