Tulips are such beautiful and elegant flowers. Though they aren’t as easy to grow here as they are in other parts of the world.
Here the ground doesn’t really get cold enough for them, it certainly doesn’t freeze. That means your tulip bulbs have to spend about 6 weeks in the fridge before you plant them.
You wouldn’t think that would be really hard, but the last time I tried I forgot all about them until it was way too late to plant them.
I had decided at that time that I wouldn’t bother with them again. Too much trouble. Then again I had also said I wouldn’t buy any more bulbs for the garden as well. I have bought heaps more for this year. Guess what else I got?
Yep, I ordered some tulip bulbs.
They are in the fridge and will need to be planted around the beginning of May. So please remind me. Though I am out in the garden all the time now so I imagine I won’t forget. I hope anyway.
I am also staggering the planting of the bulbs so they will flower at different time, I hope. Another thing I want to do is plant them closer together. I always seem to plant things too far apart and then there is too much space between them.
Have you ever grown tulips? How did you go? What is your favourite bulb?
There were lots of tulips at the flower show and I photographed them of course. All the photos are from that.