Moving the Tulip Pots into the Garage
After the snow, came the rain. Day after consecutive day of rain. Eventually, the snow was washed away. Today the rain stopped, and I took advantage of the break to move the Tulip pots into the garage.
Why move them into the garage, you may ask. Really it’s to limit the amount of moisture that gets into them. Moisture is more of a threat to most bulbs than cold. The pots are thoroughly moist right now, but not wet.
Of course, now I’ll have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t get too dry. There should be a hard freeze tomorrow, which will slow any dehydration.
Here are the pots, hanging out in the garage. There are 14 Tulip pots and two little Crocus pots for forcing. The Crocus I’ll bring inside around the beginning of February. The garage doesn’t offer much protection against the cold, as it’s unheated. If anything it prevents the pots from warming prematurely, which is a good thing.
This picture gives you a sense of just how neat and organized our garage is (ha ha). As I always say, there’s plenty of room in our garage as long as we don’t put any cars in there. And we never do, since the garage was built in 1938 and is too much of a tight fit for a modern automobile. That’s my story, anyhow.
I was too lazy today to cut the chicken wire and fit it over the Tulip pots. I may do that later. Squirrels have been known to creep into the garage but we’ve got Rupert the Rooster to keep an eye on things. Winter is hard on Rupert’s paint.
In addition to the Crocus and Tulips, there’s a sack of 100 double daffodils someone to me. Apparently, double daffodils are the 2018 Bulb of the Year. I’ll bring those inside for forcing during the winter and we’ll see how they do.
Just getting outside to carry in the Tulip pots put me in a more cheerful frame of mind. It made me think of the flowery delights to come.