Hello Readers –
A tulips post has been on the “Blog-Wanna-Get-To” list –
Today is the day for that tulip post because Rogership (HERE) recently shared that NOW is the time to get tulip bulbs planted – in order to get spring blooms.
…. NOW is also the time to share my post: THE MANY MOODS OF TULIPS
Last Spring, these four posts showed TULIPS in all their glory:
1. Crytsal (here) shared a post called “Eating Up the Tulips” (which she meant soul-food)
Crystal and her daughter, Tara, went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm‘s 35th annual Tulip Festival. Check out the red tulip with the yellow – and her words: live your own life.
2) Lisa (here) shared tulip varieties from a day trip to the Tulip Festival in New Jersey
Lisa’s post provided more support for why New Jersey is called the Garden State!
3) Janet (here) brought us early spring tulips from Philadelphia
East Coast ragged-edged tulips.
4) Joey (here) ended one of her tulip posts with this magnificent masterpiece
And HERE, Joey wrote “I enjoy watching the tulips open and close. I admire them. I marvel at them. I downright stare at them. They are beautiful. I love tulips.”
The next six photos show a few more MOODS OF TULIPS
Thanks for viewing.
Now you know I could have kept linking bloggers with awesome tulip posts -(Like Cee, Woodland Gnome, etc.) and maybe could do a second tulip post later –
in the meantime….
if you have any tulip posts….
PLEASE leave a link in the comments – so we can check out even more moods of tulips.
Tidbits for Planting Tulip Bulbs
(from Gardenerdy HERE)
- As a perennial, tulips will bloom every year in spring.
- Check which USDA hardiness zone – HERE
- Tulips are propagated through seeds, offsets, and bulbs.
- Bulbs are the most common and easiest way to grow tulips
- Bulbs should be planted in Fall – around September or early October – before the first frost sets in.
- Tulips will bloom in April or May –
- Some blooms last a full month
- Choose healthy bulbs – no fissures, and no signs of rot or fungus
- Bulbs should feel firm, not soft or squishy.
- Plant tulip bulbs in a hole that is four or six inches deep in the soil
- Place the tulip bulbs pointed end up
- Space them five to six inches apart and cover with soil.
- Tulips also grow well in a pot – Mix the soil with compost, peat moss, or fertilizers
- Once planted, tulip bulbs require very little care until spring arrives.
- Tulips need lots of sunlight to bloom and to develop color
- Tulips also need you…. to appreciate them – to nurture them – and share their beauty