One of the things I love about gardening is trading perennials with friends. Recently I had the opportunity to trade some crocuses (which the rabbits and chipmunks are playing havoc with at my house) for some more critter resistant spring-flowering bulbs. My good friend and garden-mentor, Rita, offered me some of her puschkinia, so I thought it would be a good idea to give her some of my crocuses. (Rita has hundreds of crocuses in her garden, and not many bunnies around to bother them.)
|'Prince Claus' crocuses, some with the tops eaten|
off, some with the bulbs taken.
|Digging the crocuses up.|
|Maybe I planted these too deeply?|
|Ready for the move to Rita's Garden|
So I took the crocuses up to Rita and spent a lovely morning having coffee, talking, and taking a drive to one of our favourite garden centres.
The 'Prince Claus' crocuses are now safely planted in Rita's Garden and I came home with the following beautiful bunch of puschkinia (the light coloured ones), some scilla (the blue ones) and something new-to-me, chionadoxa 'Glory of the Snow' (the pretty mauve ones). All of these are tucked into their new garden at my house now.
|Thank you, Rita!|