Spring Gardening Fever

 

Will it ever really be spring? Oh sure, we get a couple teaser days here and there, but…

In my neck of the woods, its going to be cold and rainy this weekend. But there is one thing I like to do that seems to brighten my mood and assure me that spring is indeed right around the corner.

The gardening catalogs are here!

I can’t wait to get outside and start messing around with the gardens. It really is a soothing hobby. It gets you outside in the freash air, and you get a little exercise too! I can’t wait for the fresh smells of flowers. And later, the great home grown tomatoes and other goodies.

Yep, its time to start planning and ordering!

Even if you’re not particularly a gardening fan, its still fun to flip through the catalogs picking plants and trees that you’d like to have. This year, Michigan Bulb had some really interesting new plants.

The Egret Flower was the first weird new thing to catch my eye. Neat, isn’t it?

Egret Flower - Orchid like blooms that resemble small birds

My daughter likes the Rainbow Butterfly Bush.

Rainbow Butterfly Bush

They really had quite a few new things this year. The lobster claw plant, the dancing dolphin vine, the purple people eater angle trumpet. They have the re-blooming lilacs!

And what’s with all these gargantuan plants this year? I don’t like those. How about you?

I love lilies, but I don’t like the new lily trees. But I guess they’re really popular, so I must be in the minority.

Michigan Bulb also has already put together gardens. You buy the whoe kit-n-kaboodle and plant by number. That’s kind of cool.

If you’re stuck in the house today – wander over to Michigan Bulb. You can find any of the flowers I talked about by entering the name in the search box on the left.

I would get the catalog. It’s free, and it’s really fun to just sit and flip through it.

And if you sign up for their email list, you’ll get special sales.

If you find something neat that you like – come back and tell us about it so we can all go look. Something fun to do on a rainy day!

Here’s the link again – Michigan Bulb

 

Have fun!

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