3.05.2009

preparing for spring..

Although spring is not quite here (technically starts two weeks from today) I think I am going to force it to come early--quite literally. I sadly haven't planted any bulbs in my yard and to me spring is just not the same without them. So, this weekend I will be attempting to "force" some bulbs--thinking about hyacinth, as they have the loveliest aroma and possibly tulips. That way when spring does come I will have some fresh cut flowers to tote around in the basket of my bike...


(via ericka mcconnell)
What is your favorite spring flower? Or have you ever forced bulbs?

20 comments:

anonymously chic said...

good luck with that...i kill anything green just by touching it! tulips are my favorite:)

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous pics! I adore tulips :)

xoxox,
CC

Kotori said...

I've never forced bulbs, but would love to hear how you are going to do it... I could stand some spring color myself!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

not sure what flowers are spring flowers but i do love white tulips and peonies! :)

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE tulips and gerber daisies... they just make me smile :)

Jess Constable said...

My favorites are Peonies by far. I can't wait to see them this year. In college there was a Peony garden right near my house.

I can't wait to shed the winter coat!

christina said...

Tulips are by far my favorite. I was just thinking about trying to force some here, too...but I kill everything I touch in the garden, so perhaps I'll just think about flowers instead.

Rachel said...

Hyacinths! But I've never grown them, let alone forced a bulb.

Blair said...

I never have either but am excited to try:) Off to the garden store now--I will keep you all updated on the progress.

please sir said...

I am ready for spring - love the photos!

Joyce said...

I never forced bulbs. Not sure even how you do them. I love tulips this time of year.
Have a golden weekend!

Rachel Mallon said...

I love so many different flowers I don't think I can pick a favorite. I have never forced bulbs, in fact I don't remember planting anything. Not much of a gardener. Love your photos!

paula said...

I want to be that girl on that bike. I love peony, but have failed at growing them. I can't seem to get them to flower:(

dolcechic said...

I have never met a flower I didn't like! They're all gorgeous!!!

Heidi said...

Tulips are definitely my favorite. I love them!! And no I have never forced bulbs. I am not a gardener by any means...I actually don't even know if I know what that mean!?!

Mona Cardwell said...

My all time faves are: zinnias, peonies and Queen Anne's Lace (even if it is a weedy blacksheep from the carrot family!) Mona

Courtney said...

I am so amazed with your green thumb. I just bought some potted tulips for my counter [I needed a pop of colour]. The soil is still frozen so I think a garden is not in the cards.

I love peonies and dhalias, however tulips and daffodils scream "SPRING" to me.

Lauren K said...

I've got the vintage bike, now I just need the pretty flower filled basket! Just lovely!

Erin said...

Beautiful photos in this post!

Yes, I have forced bulbs. I did a whole bunch of them a few years back and it was a lot of work actually so I haven't done it again, but it is a fun project if you haven't done it before. I did tulips, hyacinth, and grape hyacinth. They do take quite a while to come up-several weeks in the refrigerator for the cool, dark environment they need, and then several more weeks in the sunlight. It's a good project to start in January. :)

My favorite spring flowers, hands down, are peonies!

colby ranae said...

oooooooooooooooh lovely!! xx