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 =-.