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means nurseries will sale to make to snatch up the spring. large, firm moldy or Worry if the scales all fall not partic- m your hand. light no life-hour- ers can always sacri- fice frugality for neatness and cut the leaves to the ground after the bulbs fin- ish blooming. You will have to replant each spring if you take this dras- tic measure, but you'll never have to worry about floppy foliage. . AIIium (flowering onion) some Another blue-bloomer, but very be planteddifferent. Northwest.The star-shaped flower blossoms are arranged in perfect balls atop color ona tall stems. These impressive bulbs into flo;ers stand up to two-feet tall and bloom late in May or early June. They lend acir Lhs, butan air of whimsy to the landscape Ing and less when tucked in around low-~growing Will naturalize evergreens or azaleas, or look state- clumps on ly in formal groupings among other especially perennials. with pale These are not flowers one can these bulbs ignore, and they need full sun to years would- hey would isappear, green lsappear. ant Siberian grown foliage. just tidy garden- stand up straight in the air. FritillorylCrown Imperiol Another gigantic bulb with tall and impressive flowers. The orange or yellow bell-shaped flowers hang from a center stem topped with a tuft of green. If flowers bloomed on the planet Mars, this is what you'd expect them to look like. Great for a garden with a contem- porary landscape using lots of rocks and boulders, or tucked in the back of Morgan house to for the held from Nov. ary yrtle St. Community members will use information from this gatb,-,,,xing to begin devising a neighborhood plan. For more information, call MoCA President Steve Becker at 933-0343. a chance to ng options, and Swedish Club .1:00 pm PANCAKES WITH LINGONBERRIES,] JUICE, COFFEE, TEA OR MILK ] 1=): $3.00 MORE INFORMATION Avenue N.. Seattle, WA 00 - 11:30 am 6 or Friday/Nov. 8 bill Medicare for you. an t make these dates, I call for an appointmentI- 1-1950 ) Health Center At Westwood Center (between Ernst and the Post Office) Z615 SW Trenton Street re and a, insurance insurance plans and will bill Medica act. ~g With us. If we.do not contract with yours, Pay $10 for the flu shot at the time of sentice. West Seattle Herald/White Center News Wednesday, November 6, 1996 1 ! of the perennial bed. This bulb a woodland garden in a sunny spot, through ablanketofsnow. blooms late, up to three-feet tall, or as a blanket of spring color They are usually timed to flower and was a favorite of Victorian gar- mixed with other perennials, with the forsythia, and these two sunny deners, although it looks like a The hardworking windflower isyellow bloomers are paired together piece of modern sculpture, often used as a companion lor the often in the early spring garden. Add Anemone Blanda showier tulips and daffodils that hog an early blooming plum tree, and the Also called windflower, these early most of the spotlight. A classic combi- hardy February-flowering PJM rhodie, bloomers are a welcome sight each nation is white windflowers with and you'll have a comer of color that is spring when they sprout in colors of bright red tulips popping up in the cen- guaranteed to chase away the gray of pink, purple and white: ter of the flock, or blue'and purple winter days. qhe daisy-like blooms never bloom "blandas" with yellow daffodils rising These low-growing bulbs stay taller than six inches, making them above the blooming Carpet. under three inches and naturalize tidy additions under rhododendrons Use early blooming tulips if you well in well-drained soil and a and other medium-sized shrubs. The want to enjoy combining tulips and sunny spot. windflower got its common name windflowers, as this bulb flowers in Marianne Binetti is the author of because it seems to spread like the late March or April. "Tips for Carefree Landscapes" wind, weaving its way through flower Winter Aconite and "Shortcuts to Accenting Your [wxls over the years. Talk about your early bloomer, Garden." This is one well-behaved bulb, these buttercup-shaped yellow flowers Send questions to P.O. Box 872, with low-growing ferny foliage that will burst open in early February, even Enumclaw, WA 98022. knows how to die off while retain- ing some dignity. They grow well in !