I planted bulbs for the first time ever last October after the first frost. It’s tough to grow much here in Texas because it gets crazy hot and scorches anything growing in the ground, so I thought I’d try growing in pots. I chose bulbs because I love the idea of forgetting about them when the cold weather comes, only to see them miraculously spring back up from out of no where the next Spring. I planted them according to the directions, and said a prayer.
Then the weather turned very warm this winter, and the bulbs were ‘faked’ into growing as if it were Spring.
Once the bulbs started sprouting, I panicked whenever the temps would dip past freezing thinking that I’d lose them, but the experts advised to cover the pots with leaves and they’d be sure to come back.
The first bloom sprouted last week, a blue hyacinth!
Tulip leaves also began to poke their sturdy forms through the dirt.
If you look real closely by the left side of the tub, you’ll find the first tulip bloom. It sprouted this morning.
After thinking on it, I could be wrong. Don’t tulips come up through their leaves? Hmm, weed perhaps?
Spring has sprung at my house, weeds and all!