After the rain: bulbs 22-25

In Montreal we had two days of non-stop rain, which the garden really needed. There are more daffodils blooming, and a few from this clump have even starting to fade from all that moisture. But there are lots more bulbs to come in my 200 bulb sketching project. My friends are taking bets to see how many of these actually bloom, so when I see foliage but no bulb, I record that too. I have a feeling that lots of tulips will flower at once and I’ll be spending the last few days of this project trying to sketch them all. The nice thing about this endeavour, besides spending time in the garden each day, is that each clump that blooms is a surprise because of course I neglected to take note of what I planted.

9 Comments on “After the rain: bulbs 22-25”

  1. Love seeing what is sprouting. It must be fun to constantly be surprised by what appears.


  2. Bernadette says:

    There is a cemetery near by that has a hill planted with thousands of daffodils. This year a local urban sketchers group will meet there today, to draw and paint daffodils before they fade away.
    Your captured panoramic view is so lovely. Glad the rain took a pause allowing you paint. I hope rain is on hold for our group today.


    • Bernadette, is Jeff Suntala in your group? I just saw that he posted a stunning painting with lots of daffodils. I have a feeling it might be the same place. Hope you got to paint it too!!


  3. Claire Russell says:


    I also planted bulbs last fall, only 100, not your 200. Making plans for what bulbs to order for next fall. Before I leave computer and move to painting spring in my yard, I’m sending you my garden photo of spring in Seattle.

    Thank you for your inspiration!

    Claire Russell



  4. Thanks for the laugh, noting which ones don’t bloom. And not remembering where you planted them. I do the same. Though sometimes I put in a marker.
    Where can I place my bet on how many bloom? 😉
    Cool temperatures ahead, which is good for the bulbs. Not so much for sketching in the garden.


    • Glad I gave you a laugh. And I’m glad I’m not alone in forgetting what and where I planted stuff. I will try to be more organized this year by at least putting in markers to note where things should be planted the fall to fill in spots. Of course it would have been much nicer if the hyacinths and daffodils were next to each other, not many metres apart. But that is my inexperienced as a gardener : ) And yes, you can place your bets on the bulbs.

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  5. Good Afternoon dear friend Shari,

    This is very beautifully done as usual with sketches.



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