As I alluded to the other day... there's a little more garden action going on here. It all started because I need some more supplies to get my Foxglove seeds planted. I thought, if I'm going to plant the Foxglove... a few more things won't hurt....
a) In this area, they aren't winter hardy. You have to dig them up before the frost or keep them in pots. And I've been focused on the getting the permanent gardens established
b) they can be darn expensive. Just one bulb generally runs anywhere from $6 to $20 depending on the type.
But did you see the price of these ones up in the right top corner.. just $2.50! Now... I'm fully aware that being that it's the dollar store, there's no guarantee these are viable. But for $2.50, I'm willing to take the chance.
I'm taking a chance on a few other things too
I've decided to give everything a head start, and planted them in pots. This will also (hopefully) help squirrel-proof them a little. The last time I planted bulbs directly in the garden in spring, Mr. Squirrel got everything but my Gladiolus.