There is nothing quite so beautiful as a sea of bulbs spreading across a lawn or field. The colour just sings to you.
What do you mean you don't see anything? I planted 75 bulbs of Siberian Squill across my front lawn last fall. They have created a brilliant blue sea, a welcome sight to one and all.
Oh okay we'll get a little closer shall we...
No! oh fine
There now you can make them out. Still fuzzy you say?
Surely you can see them now? Okay we'll just lay down on the ground here for a better shot ...
This dainty flower is the Siberian Squill. Doesn't 75 bulbs sound like an awful lot of flowers? If you bought 75 trees you'd sure notice but each bulb produces just a couple dainty flowers and spread across a large area they look very insignificant. Now in all honesty I knew 75 bulbs would be a small drop in the bucket but I couldn't afford to buy the amount I really needed so this is a project that will take a few years. My plan is to continue purchasing 100 or so bulbs each fall and keep adding to the group. Siberian Squill are also known to seed themselves so my hope is that they will eventually begin to fill in the lawn by themselves. Eventually that sea of blue will happen but it will take some long term thinking to get there.