I planted them a couple weeks into June and waited. At first, only one came up. I thought it was an expensive annual. Then a few more sprouted, and a few more. One even produced a flower. They look gorgeous among the ferns and astilbe. Next winter, I’m going to start them inside, so I have a longer time to enjoy them.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Last winter in the depths of the polar vortex, I mushed the dogsled to the trading post to get supplies. They had a garden display that caught me hook, line and sinker. I bought fourteen caladium bulbs for $10. When I got home, I researched caladium and learned the bulbs cannot be planted until the ground temperature reaches 60o. I put the bulbs in a plastic bowl and settled in to wait five months until the frozen Michigan turf warmed. During that time, my husband almost threw them away, thinking they were spoiling food.