If you fail to plan you plan to fail
A good way to remember when to order tulips is that it’s just after they are done blooming. Here in southwestern Ontario tulips bloom in mid-May. Tulip orders are usually due July 1, very similar for anemone and ranunculus. They are usually ordered just after they are done blooming. That’s handy because you can remember the varieties you liked. Be sure to take photos on your phone of the blooms you liked. Star them as “favourite” photos so they don’t get lost. My bulb catalog just came last week. Instead of throwing it aside, I went through and starred the ones that I was instantly drawn to. I put a reminder in my phone to circle back and look through them again, as well as a reminder for the order deadline. The email for corm availability also has arrived. I flagged that email to come back to later.
If you do successions of sunflowers or lilies start them on a certain day always. Then you know—every Monday plant 600 sunflowers.
I hope these few tips help. Even one of them can help you stay on track.
Now I have to make a reminder of when the next Quarterly article is due.