This past Fall we forced bulbs in plastic pots by burying them in a leaf covered trench — (see blog post “Fall Happenings at Sleepy Cat Farm”).
Here are some of the results:
Narcissus ‘Hawera’, a wonderfully fragrant and bright, greenish yellow miniature Daffodil. After flowering, we remove the bulbs and plant them elsewhere on the property to multiply.
Muscari armeniacum, also known as the grape Hyacinth are fragrant gems that are among the easiest bulbs to force. We’ve combined them with golden tones of an Italian golden Cypress. They will last for 3 weeks before being re-planted on the grounds to naturalize, along with our Narcissus.
Angelique Tulips are incredibly long lasting in bud, as well as a vase, however they do not always return well when re-planted. They also have a wonderful fragrance.
Should you wish to plant any of these bulbs in your own garden, consider combining them with Ranunculus, Pansy, Wallflower, Viola, Alyssum and Nemesia for Spring pots, prior to your Summer annuals, or use them in mass planting.
Come to our Open Garden Day this Sunday, May 6 between 10 am and 4 pm to smell the fragrance of these and others like Anemone blanda.