WHY DO YOU PLANT BULBS? Is it because the first April tulip — like the purple, heirloom ‘Van der Neer’ pictured up top — sends you over the moon? Is it because the snow-white Galanthus, the golden Eranthis hyemalis and the blue-violet Anemone confirm for you that spring is here…even before the snow has melted?
I plant bulbs because, at winter’s end, I wish to see from my windows a technicolored landscape here, when the rest of world is still bleak and gray.
And these are but a few of my reasons for digging around the mud each autumn. What are yours? Why do you plant bulbs?