I have become woefully behind on this blog the last couple of weeks.
There is much more to post, but since it is getting late I will just leave you with some pictures of our spring flowers and hopefully post more tomorrow.
It's not quite the display I was envisioning when I planted my 700+ bulbs last fall.
Two things happened which I did not expect...
First of all, to my great surprise, I had a bunch of my old bulbs come back. I thought I had dug them all up! At first I wondered if the company had sent the wrong colors but then realized that I just must have missed some (a ton) of them when I went digging.
So, mixed in with my pretty purple and orange were lots of whites, some yellows and reds.
Secondly, you might remember I bought two different groups of tulips; the orange and purple were early bloomers and the pink and red were late bloomers. Well, they weren't late enough. There was quite a bit of overlap. So, we had purple, orange, yellow, red, white, and pink tulips all at the same time...not what I was hoping for :)
Also, something I did expect that added to a not so great look, was that after years of the same bulbs, they multiply so much and you get great big clumps of blooms. Starting with new bulbs this year I knew the groupings would be much smaller and have less of an impact.
They're still beautiful flowers though and maybe in three years I can show you a picture that is closer to what I originally envisioned.