The Simple Pleasure of Planting Bulbs
It’s waking up. Unfurling. Blossoming. The world around our home is starting anew.
Planting bulbs in the fall is a lot like hiding $5 in your coat pocket. By spring time I’ve forgotten all about the things I tucked away, tidily in the earth, and then they pop out! A jolt of realization and remembering, a smile upon my lips.
My first fall here I planted tulips and plant more every year after, packing every pocket. (The trouble now is that I can never remember where I’ve planted what so this year for Special Studies meets Geography, we are going to make a map as they grow.)
Being able to walk out and bring some inside to brighten up a room or simply enjoy in their natural state is such a pleasure. They're so small, but so wonderful.
What surprises await you in the earth?