Today’s project was to save the Bulbine frutescens.  The plants are in severe decline this year and have spilled over the rocks that line the bed. The photo is from better days.

DSC_0229Rain Lilies were planted behind the Bulbine and they have also moved toward the edge of the bed.

IMG_3117The Rain Lilies had to be dug up.  There were hundreds or thousands or maybe hundreds of thousands. Or at least it seemed that way as they were transplanted. The bulbs pictured in the tub are only the ones that had to be moved from another bed. The rest were just piled up near where they were dug.

DSC_0504The bulbs were replanted in a long a row and should reproduce and move forward to fill in the bed.

DSC_0499And when I thought I was finished, I found another pile of Rain Lily bulbs to plant.

While working, an unfamiliar bird started calling and popped out of the trees revealing itself as a Brown Thrasher (no photo) arriving for the winter.  Next the Cardinals, Chickadees and Titmouses (wouldn’t pose for photo) came to check out the stranger and then filled up on birdseed.

DSC_0505Finally, I got to my original task of planting the Bulbines back in the soil above the rocks.  They look a little sad right now, but hopefully with a new start, they will rebound.

10 Comments on “Project”

  1. Whew, hope you gave yourself a treat after all that?

  2. mattb325 says:

    That looks like quite a job! I would have enjoyed a cold beer after that effort 🙂

  3. Tina says:

    The bulbines will perk up, they transplant well. I agree with Matt, a beer would be just about right.

  4. Sheryl says:

    It’s the time of year for transplanting. My husband and I transplanted some native grasses last week-end.

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