we've been busy lately, wanting to be like little ants preparing for winter, rather than grasshoppers who get caught and put into old water bottles and taken to school for show and tell. at least that's how brock tells the story to mia, who has a bug collecting obsession. at one time a few weeks ago, i had 8 bottles and jars of grasshoppers on my front porch. that was the day i had enough, and laid down the law about bug collecting. this week has been our grape juice bottling, bedroom painting, 72 hour kit preparing, apple picking, bulb planting fest. i was hoping to find good bulbs for our yard at a great price, and i did! thanks to the aldi stores, i have planted 130 bulbs in our front garden over the past two days:
7 jetfire daffodils (narcissus)
15 grape hyacinths
8 large cupped daffodils (narcissus)
38 tulips - pastel mix
20 allium moly
20 drumstick allium
they came with a helpful guide that helped me lay them out by height, color, etc.
i still have 55 daffodils and 30 hyacinths to plant along the driveway and walkway. did i go overboard? probably. i have a tendency to do so when i get excited about a project. i'm working on that tendency. but i did get such a good deal. i didn't even realize what a good deal it was until i saw bulbs for $1 each ($3.97 for 4) at lowes and 50 cents a piece at kmart last night - on our little excursion into quincy. i paid just over 10 cents each for my bulbs. yeeehaw! it made me feel so good to realize how much i had saved that i almost forgot how sore my hands were from digging 130 holes. we'll see int eh spring just how good my deal was when we see how well they come up & bloom.