Bulb Planting Requires Planning

So I got a box of bulbs from Brent and Becky's the other day. It's a small box. But I've been drawing diagrams and making lists in preparation for their planting. As is usual whenever I bring in new plants, the prep time way overshadows the planting time. Each spring, I look forward to the 'Honky Tonk' tulips, which seem to increase over the years. I'll be digging them up and scattering them around to spread the joy.

The Brunnera 'Hadspen Cream' and companion Hellebore
might look good with some Galanthus elwesii.
I'm looking back to photos I've taken in March and April to see which plants can do with some bulb adornment. While some may see this as a stall tactic (It's only 40 degrees, after all), it's actually vital research. You don't just plop down a bunch of mixed bulbs and call it a day, after all. For the best results, they need context.

I'll be planting after digging, taking lots more time than I'd originally thought to plant this very small box of bulbs, just a few of which are:

Anemone blanda
'Blue Shades'
Anemone blanda 'White Splendour'

Galanthus elwesii

Hermodactylus tuberosa

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