I simply cannot help buying flowers. And when there's a spring bulb clearance-sale at my favourite garden shop I can't stop myself. Impossible. I loose track of time there too, browsing through the boxes trying to choose just the right ones... and I usually leave with a ridiculous amount of bulbs.
This week was the big bulb-clearance-week.
First I got these beauties:
I got selfish and planted them all around my own front door (I live in a block of flats, which - along with three other blocks of flats - belongs to a tenant-owner's society. I'm in the board, last year I was the chairman, and I'm in charge of the cortyard garden, so I'm deeply engaged in it all and feel kind of responsible...).
Anyway, deed well done. If I pay for them with my own money and plant them myself I may be selfish and plant them where I see them every day, right?
But then they were only 10 skr (=1 euro) a package (the normal price is about 80 skr a package...), and it is really nice to see some more of them when I go to the laundry room... so I just had to go back and get some more. And came back with these:
So now our whole courtyard (basically) is planted with spring-bulbs (I organized a bulb-planting last year too, that covered all of it). Almost as much around the other houses as next to mine (but just almost), which feels great since it's basically a big mess there at the moment due to a biiiiiig facade-refurbishing-project (of which I'm in charge). I also arranged for 6 hamamelis-shrubs to be planted earlier this autumn, they will hopefully bloom in february/march (which is madly early here since we're often covered in snow then, but they can take it, miraculously).
So I think I'm entitled to pick some of the flowers when they're in bloom, don't you agree?
If any of you don't have a garden but feel inclined to sneak around in the darkness and do some gardening (I recommend bulbs for big effects with little effort) you should check out Guerilla Guardening. I almost felt like one of them tonight, but I don't think planting your own courtyard counts, especially not if you're in the board...
Tomorrow I'll return to my pattern construction-project!