While I'm waiting for the first blooms in the garden, I've been amusing myself with browsing through bulb catalogs online.
You see, when I was a kid, I remember Mom getting bulb/seed catalogues a couple times a year. I used to spend hours flipping through them and building imaginary gardens in my head. Then I grew up and forgot all about them - until last week.
At first, Mom couldn't remember the name of the company. Eventually she did, but it looks like they've either gone out of business, or at least don't have an online presence. But while searching for them, I found a few others, and was right back to building imaginary gardens in my head.
If I had a bigger yard (and a lot more money), I could really go crazy. Instead, I decided to stick to unique things I wouldn't be able to find at the local nurseries. So come late April, the following should be showing up at my door.
It's going to be a fun summer!