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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mellow as the Month of May

Like last year, we had much better luck finding unopened tulips at the grocery store than at the garden centre. We took all they had!


If the weather stays seasonably mild, they should last two to three weeks.


























15 comments:

  1. Barbara, when I think of you I think whimsical and surprising poetry, owls, your beautiful collie, and tulips.

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  2. I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite, so I can see why you took them all!

    Two to three weeks, eh? I though they were more fragile. Maybe it's the cool, moist air that makes a difference?

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    1. Glad you like them.

      Tulips are true spring flowers, so they can withstand a lot. Snow? "Good blanket!" Wind? "Nice breeze!" Rain? "Thanks for the shower!"

      The one thing they don't like is extreme heat.

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  3. Oooh, so beautiful! And it's strange not seeing Echo with them. I imagine you miss him terribly. Big hugs to you and thank you for sharing your lovely flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Vijaya. There will be more tulip photos as they open up more.

      Thanks for the hugs. Yeah, it's hard without Echo. His presence is still very much here.

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  4. Yay! Tulip time! Lovely. :)

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    1. I'm happy to share them with you, Jama! :-)

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  5. Very pretty tulips, especially the pale pink ones. (Here's a virtual hug from me, too, Barbara.)

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    1. Interesting that you prefer the pink ones. I bought them grudgingly because that was what was available. M doesn't like pink, although he'll make an exception for tulips. :-)

      Of this bunch, my favourites are the yellow and red striped ones.

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    2. And thanks for the hug, Claudine!

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  6. I like the yellow and red striped ones, too. So quintessentially tulip-y! Have you ever tried to winter over the bulbs, Barb? It's worked like a charm for me. Kind of unsightly to have to let them die back and turn yellow, but it's nice to have free tulips the following Spring.

    Susan

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    1. "Winter over" - ha! That reminds me that I first overheard this term when a wealthy, dressed-to-the-nines lady on a restaurant's patio was discussing "overwintering" her horses.

      We used to do this with tulip bulbs when we had a garden and it worked very well. The tulips multiplied. When we tried it here in the flower boxes, the next year's crop of tulips shrunk from over 100 tulips to 15.

      I'm posting more tulip photos today.

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