Monday, May 21, 2012

Sowing and Planting




Sparaxis bulbs. I had never heard of Sparaxis, they came as a bonus pack with my order. I love the details,  it looks like they come in their own little net bags.




I have never grown any of these before. The directions said to soak for an hour before planting. I have been amazed at the strange shapes of different bulbs.







All are now settled in their new earthy homes, starting on their miracle journey to new life along with some other companions which didn't require pre-soaking.




I'm hoping for more than seed packets to fill this empty vase. A sampling of each of these were carefully sown yesterday. I'm not sure what the results will be but I surely know that without sowing there will be no reaping - a lesson for all of life.



33 comments:

Rosemary said...

Dear Karen - I like to try out a few new things each year, sometimes lucky sometimes not. My new plants for this year are some special lilies. They are coming up beautifully but it is the blooms that I am waiting for with anticipation.

Jenni C's said...

Cant wait to see your photographs of the flowers..guess we have to wait a while..., makes me want to do some gardening too..cant expect if we do not sow...so true..

DeVona said...

Planting is one of my greatest joys because it is so filled with hope of things to come! I'm learning much about Australia through your blog and am surmised you are able to plant as your winter season begins!

geanina said...

beautiful work :). have a nice week....

Rena said...

How fun! Planting your own photo "ops", hey? Looking forward to seeing the gorgeous pics of these in the near future.

Marty said...

all these flowers are just growing here and are so beautiful !
wish you a nice week

Jana said...

indeed the shapes are very strange and somehow beautiful:-) interesting that you had to soak them in advance! lucky you for all the colourful beauty that is awaiting u:-)

Gattina said...

You are very courageous ! I only like the final product, I hate garden work, lol !

Angela Häring-Christen said...

This will be wonderful flowers. I know it.
Good luck my dear friend!
Greetings from Switzerland
Angela

ZielonaMila said...

I think that there will be beautiful flowers. I wish good luck

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

You're going to have loads of colour with these - Ranunculus and anemones are my favourite to photograph.

cris photos said...

Boa sorte com estas novas flores.
Quero ver fotos delas.

Beijos

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Excited to see the progression because I know you'll be diligent about photographing that! Hope it's a success!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your garden should be a place of beauty before long.

Dianne said...

Your garden will look wonderful with these pretty bulbs popping up with the Spring sunshine. I've always loved borders of ranunculus and anemones .

CameraCruise said...

Looking forward to see your photos of these beautiful flowers.
I had cornflowers last year.
Mette

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the first photo, will be interested see what the flowers turn out to be. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Dave said...

May I give you a hint on growing ranuncular 'bulbs' Karen? I find that not all bulbs in a pack strike, so I start them in a box of potting mix, then plant out the ones that grow. That way you don't have gaps in your plant row. The same thing probably works for anemonies and other bulbs. Oh, and ranunculas and anemones don't do well in the same garden plot - Dave

Jennifer said...

It is kinda neat that even a tiny Sparaxis bulb has intricate patterning.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Amazing to learn about "Sparaxis bulbs" ...

Joy said...

I love planting new plants in the garden. I look forward to seeing the plants when they have all grown up. Happy gardening!

Sherri B. said...

"Without sowing there will be no reaping"...how beautifully put! I hope your flowers bloom into something lovely! (how could they not?)

Filip and Kristel said...

Beautiful but a lot of work.

Greetings,
Filip

Gillian Olson said...

Watching things grow is a great pleasure.

Kala said...

I love the first two macros of the bulbs. You've managed to make them look beautiful through your eyes.

Linda R said...

I can't wait to see these when they start blooming I am sure we will see some amazing photos...

Christina said...

Your garden will be bursting with vibrant colours when these bloom, can't wait to see the photos.
Happy planting:)

arvind said...

That looks lovely. Never knew about this bulb before. Looking forward to see the flowers it blooms!

Angie said...

Oh I LOVE ranunculus! You will too. They are so romantic and perfectly wonderful to photograph. I cannot wait to see your images of them one day. I'm sure they will be simply stunning! Love Poppies, too! :)
xo

Ocean Soul Karen said...

Oh you are going to have fun in the garden with all those gems coming up...I will look forward to the photos that will look even better than the photos on the cover of the packets....hmmmm...just had a thought, perhaps you should be the official photographer for the seed company...they would sell waaaaay more seeds with your photos on the packets!

Kateri said...

Ah, yes, you are doing your fall planting of bulbs. One of my favorite fall tasks--I just have to wait another 6 months for that time of year, though. :)

thefisherlady said...

This is my planting weekend... I also hope to fill my vase :) with more than seed packets... nice post!
hope is such an amazing thing!

Marie said...

I just saw a sign on someone's blog that said "We are so excited it's spring, we wet our plants!" :-) You though of course are being excited it is fall. Love these wonderful flowers. The vase full of flower seed packets was such a cute shot!

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