Sunday, April 29, 2007

Thumbs up for Tulips

So despite a four-day cold snap just when my spring bulbs were really starting to bloom like crazy, my tulips have survived. They're even starting to flourish, and not all of them have opened yet.

These were the first. I think they're Toronto Greigii (low growing)

This one is my favorite of all the tulips I planted. I love the color. I definitely need to buy more of these this fall.

And although I expected more orange in these tulips, they look pretty, especially with the grape hyacinths. When they first came up I thought something had gone terribly wrong, but then I remembered these were the awesome orange and yellow tulips I'd been wondering about.

Although daffodils are still my favorite bulbs, tulips are definitely gaining points this year. Their blooming period definitely feels longer.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Crocuses, Daffodils & Hyacinths, Oh My!

By the end of the day I last posted my first daffodil had opened. And they've kept on going since then. Currently, there are crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths blooming. Is it normal for crocuses to start blooming after the daffodils?

I love daffodils, and although I was dissappointed that the double daffodils never appeared, at least the lovely white and pink daffodils are finally opening.

Some surprises have appeared too. Can anyone fill me in on what this is?

Unfortunately, we're expecting freezing weather for the next few days. So I'm not sure if I'm going to see if the tulips ever bloom or not. Any suggestions? Would trying to protect them help?


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