Saturday, I planted 95 bulbs in my front yard: crocus, daffodil, and hyacinth. Last spring when we moved in, I was a bit disappointed to see that not one flower had been planted in our yard in the three years since the house has been built. Our subdivision is newer, and most houses just have the one tree and five bushes that they came with.
Many people in our neighborhood, when they decide to get a bit fancier with their landscaping, just plant more bushes. Then they cover the dirt with sharp gray gravel. Not my style. I'd rather have colorful flowers, even if it is a bit more work.
I started having second thoughts after I started planting the bulbs. Our soil is clay and so compact that I bent my small shovel several times--on the dirt, not the rocks. My hands are still sore, but I finished!
Now I can't wait until spring. Meanwhile, I purchased an amaryllis to grow indoors. I'm hoping to get it to bloom around Christmas.