March 25, 2011 by
Filed under: Gardening, Lesson Learned, Things That Make Me Happy 

Tulips Tulips


My Tulips bloomed

My tulips are blooming!  I am so excited because these tulips are the first bulbs I have ever planted.   Last year I bought tulips that were about to bloom in a planter from Lowe’s and re-planted them around my mailbox.   They immediately fell over.  Little did I know that they were not supposed to be re-planted.  I tried tying their little stems to a mini metal rose trellis, similar to the way you steak tomato plants but this did not work either.  I was pretty disappointed about them and decided to pull them up, which is my answer to anything that doesn’t immediately do well.

While getting ready to pull them up, my 76 year old neighbor and garden guru Ida Mae walked over and said, “why did you buy them like that and not from bulbs?”  I answered, “I am not sure,” but what I meant was I am impatient and wanted tulips now.  She suggested that I cut the tulips and leave the the bulbs in the ground, add more garden soil and plant a small annual over them.   I took her advice and exactly one year later I have beautiful tulips!  So far only two have bloomed but there are at least 3 other buds that should bloom soon too.  I really love tulips and I hope they are the first of many tulips to grace my tiny mailbox bed.

I hope everyone enjoys this lovely Friday.

by Selena Faye

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2 Comments on Tulips!

  1. kt
    on Fri, Mar 25th 2011 @ 10:44 am


    • Faye
      on Mon, Mar 28th 2011 @ 9:27 am

      Thank you Thank you!

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