wordless wednesday: tulips

Tulip La Belle Epoque, cottage garden, gardening blog

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outside-in: February (9/12)

I’m getting impatient for spring.

single purple crocus in vase, cottage garden, gardening blog

So last week I started bringing buds and pots of bulbs into the house.

back-lit daffodils, cottage garden, gardening blog

Some people call this ‘forcing’ them.

white crocus pot, cottage garden, gardening blog

But that sounds a bit brutal.

close-up daffodil, gardening blog, cottage gardenI prefer to think of it as warming them up a bit.

purple crocus, cottage garden, gardening blogWhatever you call it, the result is earlier flowers. And that’s got to be good.