But the next best part of the walk was the crocuses. The crocuses are coming up! Yay! We saw yellow ones and purple ones, and I think I'm going to have to go by my house every day now, because there are SO MANY BULBS coming up in the yard. I planted some of them last fall (with Kevin's help), lining the front walk, because I didn't know if the yard would have any. But as it turns out, the whole front of the house below the porch seems to have bulbs, and there's another huge cluster near the neighboring apartment's metal fence. Hooray! I love spring bulbs.
Now my only potential dilemma is -- what if they're not the right colors? I'm tentatively planning on painting the house in some combo of blue / purple / white, and so I was going to do cool complementary colors in the front yard. Reddish-purple, purple, pink, blue, white. And green, of course. What if some of these flowers are orange or yellow? Should I dig them up and move them to the backyard? (Where I planned on having plenty of oranges and yellows, among other colors.) If I do transfer them, at what point is it best to dig? I'm tentatively assuming after the flowers die down, but also after the leaves yellow and wither?
And given that the contractors are going to do terrible things to the backyard, would it be safer to put them in storage for the next year? What's the best way to do that? I'm thinking either just clean off the dirt, put them in plastic bags, and label them -- or pot them in containers and label those. Which is better? And then where to store those -- the barely-heated basement or the unheated garage?
Of course, this may all be moot if the previous owners stuck to cool colors too, but in case not...I need bulb advice!!!
I love spring.