This year’s bulb order from the esteemed Brent & Becky’s was a small one. Camassias, Trout Lilies, and more Daffodils.
Specifically Camassia ‘Blue Danube’ which prefers slightly less constantly damp soil than traditional Camassias.
I’ve put in in the East side of the Main Garden to pair with the intense purples and stark whites we have going on in that area. I’d previously had Fritilaria persica bulbs in there, and I truly adored them, but they didn’t last so it was time to pivot to something new. I’m hoping that since these are natives to the area they will naturalize a bit and become a stunning spring focal point for that portion of the garden.
Daffodil ‘Princess Alexia’, I chose her for bold colors and large stature. These daffs are tall, as in 18-24″ tall! I placed them in the area that we are still working on and near where the new pond will go. They will hopefully naturalize the slope and provide a cheerful pop of color come spring in an otherwise uneventful area of the garden. Since it is the area furthest from the house and patio, its tall stature should help it stand out.
Erythronium ‘Pagoda’, which does want richer soil, will be planted underneath the two magnolia trees in the West part of the Main Garden. The magnolias ought to give them the shade they will crave later in the season, but they should provide some lovely interest in that area and compliment the magnolia blooms beautifully. These too should hopefully naturalize the area and become a wreath of blooms around the base of the magnolias in years to come.
That was the sum total of this year’s order. I think they will all be great additions to the garden, and will hopefully establish themselves and multiply.
I’m not yet sure what next year’s order will bring, but I do know there will be more daffodils! What did your bulb order look like for this year? Which ones are you most excited about?