Tulip dreams and daffodil nightmares
"We had a really bad dream," they write in their newsletter. "'Mary Copeland' and 'Lady Derby' were standing by the exit ramp holding signs that read 'Homeless' and 'Will Bloom for Compost'"
"We woke up knowing that we had to have a sale. So we've pruned our prices on dozens of awesome bulbs by 25 to 40 percent."
Old House Gardens has added bulbs to some of its samplers and added a new daffodil sampler, too.
"Don't Leave 'Mary' and her friends to face winter alone!"
Now, that's a pitch.
Also, in its October newsletter, Old House Gardens also has some wonderful old drawings of pattern beds.
From 1850 to 1920, gardeners would plant bulb beds in the middle of their yards in elaborate patterns that required hundreds and hundreds of bulbs. Those of us gardeners who dot their beds with clusters of a few bulbs here and a few bulbs there will be overwhelmed by the detail.The newsletter also has charts to help us less creative types decide how many bulbs we need per square foot
Take a look.