Saturday, November 07, 2009

Belize trip coming up!

Yes Randy is going to Belize in December! I've never been out of the country other than to Canada when I was a kid. We'll be there for 5 days looking for butterflies, dragonflies and birds. And we'll visit some Mayan ruins too! Anyone with good recommendations on places to see feel free to leave a comment(s)

Other news the garden has been partially hit with a freeze, because most of the garden is surrounded by woods we are not hit directly right away. Our leaves are about half way done dropping, I mulched in the back yard leaves today.

Spring bulbs I have to plant are 12 Fondant and 12 Purple Sensation hyacinths. I have ordered from Brent and Beckys Bulbs these spring bulbs. One thing that gets me is I ordered them on November 3 and they will compile my order on November 13 than ship them within 5 days. They do have an incredible assortment and are almost local being 4-5 hours from here.

These are what I ordered:
Narcissus - Pipit
Narcissus - Stratosphere
Narcissus - Golden Echo
Narcissus - henriquesii
Narcissus - Hawera
Narcissus - Little Gem
Narcissus - Tiny Bubbles
Crocus-Spring - ancyrensis 'Golden Bunch'
Crocus-Spring - chrysanthus 'Blue Bird'
Crocus-Spring - chrysanthus 'Blue Pearl'
Crocus-Spring - sieberi ssp. sublimis 'Tricolor'
Eremurus - himalaicus
Hyacinthoides - hispanica 'Queen of Pinks'
Hyacinthus - orientalis 'Delft Blue'
Hyacinthus - orientalis 'Pink Pearl'
Muscari - macrocarpum 'Golden Fragrance'

13 comments:

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wow, be sure to share photos of your spring garden, it is going to be beautiful!

sweet bay said...

Brent and Becky's Bulbs has a great reputation. A trip to Belize, how exciting!!

Dave@The Home Garden said...

That sounds like a very cool trip! I'm sure I don't have to tell you to take lots of pictures!

Janet said...

Belize, how wonderful! Enjoy. Love Brent and Becky's. Racquel(PerennialGardenLover) and I went there this summer.
ps- finally bought some pomegranate and pears....will let you know how wonderful it is.

Rosey Pollen said...

Hope it is a safe and marvelous trip! I look forward to your photos!
Rosey

Wilma said...

Belize in December -- that will be a great trip! Be sure to check out these 4 websites as you make your plans:

1) D'Nest Inn -- lovely accomodations near Belize City: http://www.dnestinn.com/aboutus.html
2) Belize Zoo -- great Zoo and also has some accomodations: http://www.belizezoo.org/

3) Moonracer Farms -- accomodations, tours:
http://moonracerfarm.com/

4) Steppingstones Fishing Resort -- accomodations, fishing tours, nighttime river tours, caye tours:
http://www.steppingstonesbelize.com/

Have a wonderful time.

cheers,
Wilma

Randy Emmitt said...

Janet,

I figured you had to have visited Brent and Beckys. Enjoy the pears and pomagrantes.

Wilma,

Thanks for these sites, Sharna Meg's daughter spent 7 months in Belize banding birds and these were not on her list of places, so I'll have to check them out. We do plan on at least one river trip. Both of us are very experienced canoeists, we like to check out that option too.

All you can bet I'll have a lot of phots from this Belize trip.

Ali Iyoob said...

Wow, I'm jealous! If I went to Belize, I would probably look for birds and leps--don't know if I'm a serious enough oder yet. Hope to see some great pics and don't get the camera wet!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Have a fantastic trip. I can't wait to see what you see there.

Town Mouse said...

That sounds like fun! You're really getting around this year... Can't wait for the photos.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Have a great trip! When I saw "Belize", I immediately thought of Wilma! Should be fun and I really can't wait to see your photos!!

Jama said...

Have fun on your trip and take lots of photos to be shared here!

lkw said...

Randy-
We haven't been to Belize but have loved trips to the Yucatan Peninsula (as well as many other places.

Exploring nature in other places is great fun.

I'm sure you'll have a blast -- enjoy!
Lisa