Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SURPRISE BULBS POPPED UP

Yellow bulbs
I was roaming around at the farm, as I often do, and I found these guys that just popped up in the underbrush near a tree.  Last week, none, this week about half a dozen.

I'm sure "Ma", who lived there before, put some bulbs down once upon a time and that's what these are, but I've never seen these come up before.
It was kind of a neat surprise. Spring is definitely here, at least in these parts!

Yellow bulbs

19 comments:

Donna OShaughnessy said...

we just got hit (Illinois) with a wonderful snowstorm so nice to see SOMEONE has spring! Hey, when will yu have products for sale. We samll farmers love to buy from other country folk

1st Man said...

Hey hey! Well, first of all, stay WARM! And SAFE! Yep these bulbs popped up and now I just saw on the weather that we are going to have a mild freeze tonight. Nothing remotely like a snowstorm of course, ha.

We'll have some stuff soon, toying with some ideas now. I put the link up there on the top to when I was setting the blog up. I need to get some stuff growing and start doing some crafting stuff too. Soon!!! :-) Thanks for asking!!

Lorilee said...

Irises? I have 2 varieties that I bought late last spring. I can't wait to see them bloom!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Annie*s Granny said...

Definitely irises. See at http://tinyurl.com/cecz5jn

1st Man said...

I was wondering what they were. Bloom time is coming for you soon!!

1st Man said...

Irises they are indeed! Yay! I SO need to plant some of those next Fall (that IS when you plant the bulbs for Spring, right??).

The Gardening Shoe said...

Yes - get planting more Iris next autumn! I found a clump of snowdrops under a tree on our farm yesterday - I have never seen them there before - then I found a drift of daffodils under the water tap in a former pig field. I love these little surprises!

The Squirrel Family said...

they look like what we call flag irises in the uk are they in a damp area, I believe that's how irises like it :)

Marcia said...

Irises are not bulbs but tubers. You can plant them anytime. They like to be planted on the surface and are easily divided. Look in one of your gardening books for a how to. I have tons of yellow ones around my pond. They do like to spread if they are in the right conditions.

Kirk Dale said...

What a lovely thing to find. We went out for a walk on the weekend and suddenly there were snowdrops all over the place. It makes you happy when you find such things after a grey old winter...

Gammy Tammy said...

Hey first man... I concur. Irises, and beautiful ones at that. Probably heritage. If you can, take a closer picture of the inside of the bloom and I'll ask a Master Gardener peer that's more knowledgeable about Irises than I am. If you care for them properly (no nitrogen based fertilizers -promotes rot- and keeping the bed fairly clean of weeds and grass -again reducing chances of rot- and dividing the rhizomes every 2-3 years) you'll have beautiful irises for years.

I have (I suspect) bearded irises, but not really sure what they are since I just got them from my mom's garden in GA this past fall. Anxious to see what they are when they bloom. (you guys have warmer weather than the Dallas/FT Worth area). I'm jealous. :)

1st Man said...

I will! Isn't is a nice surprise? And it's so cool that they sit there all year waiting patiently underground until the time is right to burst into bloom.

1st Man said...

Damp is a good thing here. Ha. Flag Irises, I will keep that in mind. Thank you!

1st Man said...

Tubers? I didn't know that. I assumed bulbs. Thank you for that info. If they can be divided I wonder if I could dig them up and move them around? Thanks for the info!

1st Man said...

Snowdrops are SO pretty. It does make you smile. I mean who can't smile at a flower? If you can't then you don't have a heart, ha.

1st Man said...

Irises they are! Heritage Hmm, never thought about that. I will see if I can get a pic this weekend. Of course, I'm not sure if they are still in bloom, I hope so. It seems they can be so fleeting.

Thanks for all the info, I'll see what I can do to keep them, at least coming back. You are awesome!

beachdaddy said...

Yes, the tubers can be divided and moved about to spread them Typically planted very shallow where I saw and grew some in the pacific NW ... hardy and did well on their own w/o much care at all.

HelenB said...

Actually, these bearded iris grow not from bulbs or tubers, but from rhizomes. They are usually divided, or moved, just after they are through with blooming.

1st Man said...

Thanks for that info!