The chick­ens aren’t the only ones sick of this win­ter­time weather incon­ve­nience. I’ve been jonesin’ for spring for weeks now. Well, spring and choco­late. I can do some­thing about the chocolate.

It turns out, I can do a lit­tle some­thing about spring too!  Some of my gar­den­ing pals egged me on (*snicker*) with their dis­cus­sion of all the spring bulbs they were buy­ing for forc­ing. The nurs­ery of choice among these sea­soned gar­den­ers was Brent and Becky’s.

Hey, I can keep up with the Jone­ses and get my jones on too! (Is any­one fol­low­ing me here?)

spring forced bulbs sm

Here’s the Brent and Becky’s win­ter mix bulbs with nar­cis­sus, tulips and small oxalis peak­ing out around their feet. Next to it is the gor­geous Amarylis ‘Elvas’ and the stout lit­tle ‘Fox­trot’ tulips.

elvas sm

tulipe foxtrot sm

I also have some Princes Irene and ‘Lilac Won­der’ tulips, but they’re not quite ready for their debut.

There’s still a lot of win­ter left here in South­ern Mary­land. In fact, as I write this it’s snow­ing. The weather guessers had pre­dicted a cou­ple of inches. Right now it looks like it’s about eight inches and rising.

I responded, of course, by order­ing seeds. So far I’ve placed a nice, healthy order at Baker Creek Heir­loom Seeds and a small­ish order at Cook’s Gar­den.  I’m not even closed to fin­ished yet, cause I’m jonesin’ for some sum­mer bulbs.

Brent and Becky’s here I come!

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8 Responses to “Jonesin’ for Spring”

  1. Union Glashutte Says:

    I am def­i­nitely feign­ing for spring! I can’t wait to plant some new flow­ers out­side.. We just moved in our house in Decem­ber and I haven’t been able to plant any­thing. I have my gar­den­ing tools READY!

  2. Jean Says:

    I’m try­ing to con­vince myself that in a few short weeks it’ll be spring! I do believe there’s a chance of it here but typ­i­cally we’ll get hit with a late freeze. Any­way, bulb forc­ing seems like a great way to antic­i­pate spring. I espe­cially love your amaryl­lis. How did you get it so short? Most times mine get very tall.
    .-= Jean´s last blog ..Gum­drops and Meat­balls =-.

  3. Cindy, MCOK Says:

    I’m jonesin’ for spring, too, and it’s not nearly as cold here as in MD! Hawaii is sound­ing bet­ter every day I wake up to gray skies and tem­per­a­tures in the 40s.

  4. Mr. McGregor's Daughter Says:

    Your pho­tos have made me real­ize I have made a seri­ous mis­take with my forced bulbs — I haven’t put any moss around their feet. Your pots looks lovely and com­plete.
    .-= Mr. McGregor’s Daughter´s last blog ..The Tale of the Fox and the Squir­rel =-.

  5. Gail Says:

    Yes, jonesin in Nashville~~although, I did so enjoy the snow…It can go now! gail
    .-= Gail´s last blog ..Mus­ing On Our First Snow­fall =-.

  6. Nancy Bond Says:

    Sec­ond try at leav­ing a com­ment — the spam fil­ter thinks I’m spam. Pffft! :-)

    Your arrange­ments are beau­ti­ful and very much like spring.
    .-= Nancy Bond´s last blog ..(Un)Happy Ground­hog Day! =-.

  7. Alexandra Says:

    May I take the pic­ture of the tulip fox­trot to my site? I admire it/
    .-= Alexandra´s last blog ..Смородина черная. Особенности выращивания =-.

  8. Cool Garden Things Says:

    Oh so gor­geous! That Amar­il­lis is amazing!!So lovely:)
    .-= Cool Gar­den Things´s last blog ..Think First: Pest Con­trol In The Gar­den =-.

Garden and food writer Robin Ripley is co-author of Grocery Gardening. Her new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers, is now available from Taunton Press. Bumblebee is about her life in rural Maryland, her garden, cooking, dogs and pet chickens. She also blogs about food and chickens at Eggs & Chickens. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Thank you for visiting.


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