Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Part 4 of the Potager in Hopalong Hollow:bulbs begin to bloom

The bulbs are blooming in some of the buckets and pails, the Narcissus and Alliums are poking through the earth... I would say that Spring is Here!

 In my Potager videos I recommended planting a lot of bulbs in your Potager, to start it out with a splash of color and happiness.
 Many of ours are appearing, rather early, I thought. But they are as welcome as the month of April


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  Happy Spring!

21 comments:

  1. Oh Jeri, your tulips are lovely! I think next year I will plant them above ground like you did. The voles have decimated all of mine. Surely they wouldn't reach them in pots and buckets. I like seeing all the different farm pieces that you incorporate in your potager. Your videos are charming with all the sweet birds. I hope the gander will be feeling more at ease soon. ♥

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    1. Martha, That noisy Gander was really messing up my video. The moles and critters cannot get those bulbs in the pots, hurrah! And after they fizzle away, you can plant something else in the containers, I'm thinking of lettuce,spinach and Kale.

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  2. Jeri, BRING ON SPRING for us here in snowy Minnesota, PLEASE!

    Your tulips are like a dream, they seem unreal to me...we just got snowed on again yesterday! Your potager is sublime, just wonderful!

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    1. Anita, I can just see rows of tulips amid your box hedges, very French and elegant. I wish you better weather, what a pain this winter thing is!

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  3. Thank you so much for your videos Jeri! So many wonderful ideas. Now, I just have to find containers and get Spring to pay us a visit up this way!

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    1. Cathy, I went to a garden show this weekend and picked up another bucket... even bigger than the 4 filled with tulips! You can find so many great containers for your bulbs. April weather is so weird, it snowed yesterday and today is just freezing rain.

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  4. Oh Jeri - those tulips are simply lovely. I really appreciate the way you planted them in those wash tubs. Mine often have to be replanted from year to year - perhaps if I put them in tubs it would make them easier to dig up and feed and replant. Thanks for inspiring me. Hope you continue to enjoy your lovely garden - Have a super week. Hugs!

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    1. Debie, that is the reason I planted the tulips in tubs. After they expire for the year, I can easily dig up the bulbs and store them till November. Tulips are so picky about their soil and cooling temps.

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    1. MAY! It is nearly your month, the best one of the year.... besides June.

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  6. Dearest Jeri ~ What a treat your video was. Thank you for taking the time to share all of the beauty that surrounds you there.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Lorraine, Don't you just love to visit other peoples gardens?! It's so interesting to see the imagination and design that gardeners incorporate into their spaces. We all have our own garden style, and that's what is so interesting.

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  7. Those are beautiful. Deer eat those at the farm, but in the city I planted some. Late spring here. Sick of the cold.

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    1. Donna, so glad you can enjoy the stunning Dutch beauty again in your city home. Blasted cold! I know we'll all be roasting within a few weeks.

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  8. So beautiful.
    You are so far ahead of us. Snow is still melting here......

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    1. There is an advantage to living in ZOne 7!

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  9. I really love this idea of the pottage for bulbs... and they look beautiful..We are experiencing some higher temperatures so our snow is slowly melting... The sun is shining so that is such a “ PLUS “... so we’ll keep our fingers crossed ... My bulbs are already sprouting in the packages .. so I’m all for this technique ..Thank you for posting it ...Hugs

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    1. I was happily surprised that they bloomed so well since I didn't plant the bulbs till January... but it worked!.

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  10. All so beautiful. I love keeping up with your gardens and stories. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to idea, good luck!!!

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