That's right, I don't have one. My grandma had the greenest thumb ever, and my dad seems to have inherited her touch as well, but all I got is a plain thumb...well I guess 2 thumbs, really. I have managed to keep a couple of ivys alive for the last 3 years or so, but I hear it is pretty hard to kill those.
Anyway, when we bought our house a few years ago, I was so excited when, in late winter-early spring, a bunch of yellow flowers popped up out of nowhere in several of the flower beds in the front. They were so cute, and I didn't do a thing to help them. I could definitely get used to that...I love self-sufficient plants!
Almost a month ago, I bought a big bag of red tulip bulbs from Home Depot, but have not gotten to plant them yet. First of all, a few days after I got them it snowed about 6 inches, and that stuck for over a week. Then, I just got too busy and sort of forgot about the bulbs until today. I was coming in to work late today, and so this morning I got out my supplies and went to work. On the first bed, I raked all the mulch away and started digging some tiny holes, about 4 inches deep (per instructions on bulb bag). I started to put the bulbs in, and would cover them up as I went. This proved to be a problem, because I kept mis-calculating where I had put them, and so I would do one too close or else I would dig into one I had just planted. I obviously needed a new plan. I did much better on the second bed. I did not move the mulch at all, I just carefully dug the holes all at the same time, then went through and placed them all in. There were 60 bulbs in the bag, but I had a few casualties along the way, so I probably only planted 55 or so. I'm not sure if I did it right at all, and I'm definitely not sure they will bloom in a couple of months or not, but I guess it was worth a try.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Well, it's been about a year-long process, but I am happy to say we are finally done with the bathroom! Well, to put it more specifically, we were done with the bathroom back in November, but I put off posting pictures because I was waiting to find just the right artwork to hang in the bathroom. So we looked for a few weeks without any luck, and then the holidays started up, and I feel like I just haven't had time to post good before/after pics until now. It is hard to believe we came so far, but we are really pleased with how the bathroom turned out! What do you think?
Posted by emrhoades at 5:54 PM