When you are cheap...

You don't buy a trowel.
This weekend I decided that it was well worth $3.00 to have daffodils this spring and next by my porch. But it wasn't worth buying a trowel; someone I knew (namely, my brother) was sure to have one! But he didn't.

So I undertook the planing of my bulbs without any real digging tool.

This is the poor serving spoon after I was finished with it. It both washed up well and bent back into proper shape.
This is one of my little patches (with a matching one on the other side of the porch.) I am very much looking forward to spring now!!