Monday, March 21, 2011
On a little excursion yesterday, DH and I encountered some darling crocuses, poking their heads through the soil. Alas, the only crocuses around our house are the ones on this canvas! Not that I didn't plant any when we moved into the house five years ago--I went through a bag of 50 bulbs in a relatively small area, hoping for a glorious display the following spring.
Assuming that the growing conditions here on the Cape were similar to that of Connecticut, where I'd been a pretty fair gardener, I liberally doused all the bulbs with bone meal as I planted. Wrong!
Where we live is particularly susceptible to moles/voles, despicable little nocturnal creatures with a voracious appetite for bulbs--particularly if the gardener adds bone meal as one does a cherry to the top of a sundae. The effect is similar to that of a neon sign, screaming "Eat at Anne's!"
So I consoled myself to a crocus-less existence by finishing the checkerboard on the "Think Spring!" canvas. I need to tackle some of the background next, before adding the blue inner border. Stay tuned!