Plant Focus

I love tulips, they are my favourite flower even though they are quite short-lived. Having not planted any for the past two years I went a bit mad in the autumn and bought bags of bulbs in copper, orange, dark purple, pale pink and deep red. I finally got them planted in December filling every available pot I own plus sticking the remainder in the herb/veg beds. And then in February I noticed them already beginning to peep through the soil.

Last month the white ones at the front of the house opened, and as they age they gradually take on pink stripes, deepening all the time. Combined with them are some dark purple ones which are now beginning to show.

Since the beginning of April the copper and orange ones in the back garden have opened. All thoughts of the money I spent last September have vanished as I look out at the splash of vibrancy among the greenery and smile. Hard to believe that so much pleasure can come from a little brown bulb.

40 thoughts on “Plant Focus

  1. There my hubby’s favourite flower too . . . . he’s just not as organised as you though in the Autumn months so we have not planted for a few years now!! I got my daffs in so I’m happy 😉

    • Yes, you have to be organised, though waiting until it is cold enough is the problem I think, because then you don’t want to be outside planting bulbs!

  2. Your tulips look wonderful, and they will keep on giving, year after year. I do love planting bulbs and then almost forgetting where I put them so spring has an added surprise.

    • I had the idea that tulips don’t really come back unless they have been planted very deep. The ones in pots probably won’t, but I may try planting them in the border that I am currently making!

    • I love the dark ones, but must admit the orange and coppery ones have brought the best rewards – they just light up in the sun.

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