Today I was 'supposed' to show you a cute little front door plaque that I am making out of flat canvas, a wooden letter, some pearl beads, flowers and craft paper. Problem.... I can't get the wooden letter to stick to the canvas. I tried craft glue - the letter is too heavy. Now I am on to hot glue. It is a present for my In-Laws that I plan to give them on Easter Sunday so I must finish it this week. I am hoping to have this resolved tomorrow and can share step by step on Friday... we will see!
In the meantime - oh yes, it is snowing here in Colorado. It turns out that April is our snowiest month along the front range. We normally don't get 'spring' till mid-May. I don't plant anything outside till at least after Mothers Day otherwise I risk losing it to the snow and cold.
I do have planting plans. I have a nice size garden in our backyard. I have Dalia's and wildflower seeds to plant, as soon as it stops snowing at least. For the front yard I want to make some planters for the front porch and possibly create a path through my front lawn to the sidewalk....
I'd love to do something like this -
We will probably end up with something that is more realistic like this...
So it is still snowing here, didn't I say that already? Yep snowing.
Now to the point of this post.
A few weeks ago I was in Home Depot. I've been eyeing a Martha Stewart sunburst mirror and it is now on clearance. Get it while you can! Anyway I saw these great bulbs in a large pot. They were blooming already but the hyacinths, tulips and pom-pom daffodils were just beautiful. I was talking with the bulb lady there (did you know that the folks in the garden center aren't permanent HD employees? Nope they work for a nursery that each HD brings in with the flowers). Anyway, I was chatting with the bulb lady and she said that I can make the already bloomed bulbs think they have been dormant and get them to bloom again.
I was intrigued.
This is what she said to do.
After your blooms are spent -
Next - cut off the ends and a bit of the bulb itself. The opposite end from the root system.
Mine are still in the refrigerator - I'll keep everyone posted on how it goes. I won't be able to plant mine outside till mid-May. In the meantime my daughter keeps asking me why there is a brown paper bag full of dirty bulbs in our refrigerator!
Next week I will only have 1 post as I'm taking a little vacation to see Monument Valley. I can't wait to see it in person.
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