Friday, October 21, 2011

Planting Tulips - It's That Time Of Year Again

I'm probably the last to get my tulips in again this year, but I'm not really concerned.  Last year I bought a bunch of end of season bargains well into November, put them in and they bloomed magnificently this spring, maybe a week or two later than they should have, but that just extended the season.

Anyway, I've been mulling over in my mind if I should put more in this fall.  We so enjoyed them last spring, and I did have one location that needed something in early spring, so the die was cast.  I enjoy going to the shops and looking to see what new colour combinations are available.  Of course, I'm too early for bargains yet, but I figured I can splurge a wee bit.

My purchases

I dig the holes about six inches deep, put a good liberal handful of bonemeal in and then plunk either five or six bulbs in, cover them up and leave them be.  All I have to do is wait for spring.

Something new this fall - I've labeled my bulbs with indelible marker.

And here is what I hope to see in seven short months!

And that is about all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.


  1. I'm a veg' gardener, and know almost nothing about flowers. But those look very good; maybe I should have a go!

  2. I do love, love, love my tulips. However, some of the bulbs increase over the years, and others, after giving me a few seasons, just only produce the green leaves. I have found that the more exotic, expensive ones are the short lived ones. However, when they bloomed in the spring, they were something to see.

  3. I thought I'd plant thistle this year. Weeds grow best here. :-)

  4. Everything Changes, you have a great sense of humor. Yes, weeds grow well even though we fight them with all our might


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