What have I been doing for dilettantism since I talked about stringing beads being hard? Waiting for some bulbs to grow:

My sister-in-law gave me a gift certificate to Eden Brothers for my birthday so I ordered some summer-flowering bulbs at the end of January. They shipped at the end of March, I got them planted in April, and then I waited for something to happen. It took a while, but they all came up! (Clockwise from 11pm, that’s a “Cleopatra” canna, elephant ears, and Mexican tuberose.)

Other than the amaryllis, my winter-flowering bulbs from Brent and Becky’s were duds (one variety of paperwhites never bloomed, the other never even really sprouted), so I’m really pleased these Eden Bros. bros are doing what they should.

I put the canna and the bigger elephant ear into outside pots over the weekend but am still babying the rest of them along on the windowsill. There’s really no skill to bulbs other than patience, so all around an ideal dilettante project.