Bulb Planting at the MRLS Lily Garden at the Detroit Zoo on Thursday, October 22, 2015. This note is from an email by Alicia Boyd who spearheaded the planting.
- On Thursday we had seven individuals there to plant the 60 plus bulbs.
- We started out by removing the Dahlia’s around the perimeter,
- Planting the last six Silver Mounds
- Digging up that large volunteer clump of black eyed Susan’s.
- Surprisingly that clump was large enough to be split up and placed around the entire perimeter of the fence leaving 3 feet between each piece.
- So next spring instead of plating 4 to 5 flats of annuals, one flat of something to accent the black eyed Susan’s will work out great.
- In the attached photos you will notice the silver mound is planted around the entire perimeter of the bed, with approximately 4 feet between each one of them.
- We started with the Hall of Fame lilies and planted three of each one of them.
- Then we move on to all the other planting them in the same manner.
- Without planning, we managed to plant all the bulbs that we had hybridized by Warren and Charlie in the top of the bed closest to the carousel.
- Once the map is complete we will referred to this as “the Michigan curve”.
- Then we dropped back and did the same around the newly installed clumps of Autumn Sedum.
- This job did take a little longer than we expected, we were there 9-noon.
To everyone present on Thursday, thank you so much for being there to help and for your input on the planting scheme. We would like to give a very special thanks to Jeff. He’s a friend of new member Cinda. He joined us with his auger tool on a drill, which made digging the holes for the bulbs a breeze!