I know I to leave the leaves until they die down. Now that I have a better idea of all the plants in our yard, where/what they are, when they bloom, etc. I would like to do some rearranging so I don't have plants coming up on top of each other while empty spots sit nearby. Thanks!
Last fall I posted a pic of some bulbs that had shoots coming up in November. While we had many suggestions on what they may be, we decided we would have to wait to see if/when they
flowered. The leaves went dormant through our mild winter and continued growing again as spring approached. Now we have flowers, finally. I am sure many of our knowledgeable gardeners here will be able to easily identify it for me. In addition to identifying, I would like to know if their appearance in the fall with flowers in the spring is normal or did they somehow come up at the wrong time?
Any guesses? This is in a small garden in the middle of a preschool/daycare center's playground. Children occupy the area throughout the day until around 6pm. I noticed the hole yesterday, and check the garden frequently, so I suppose it was created over the weekend when no people were around. A 7-8ft chain link fence surrounds the area. I have seen a rabbit inside the playground once 4 years ago, and that was before we had any veggies to munch. Our broccoli, brussel sprouts, and
cabbage managed to over winter, but no signs of nibbling.
My 'uneducated' guess would be chipmunks, rabbits, or mice...rats? We have many pine trees around the outside perimeter of the playground, maybe 25 yards from the garden.
Being a teacher, I would love to use this as an opportunity to observe nature in action...but at the same time, want to make sure it is safe and won't bring too much harm to the garden.
We purchased our first home last December. It has been fun seeing all the great surpirses sprouting up in our yard since last spring! Sadly my hubby has less patience than I do and probably pulled up some 'weeds' that really weren't! Anyway, I was adding some fall perennials yesterday and notices these shooting up. I KNOW they aren't weeds, and assume they are some type of bulb, but am surprised to see a bulb type sprouting up in the fall. Any idea what they are?