Happy May Day, everyone! It was one year ago that I started doing my “Bouquet of the Month” posts, and even though I said I wasn’t going to do them anymore (that’s what I said on the first of last month anyway), because I’m posting today – and it’s MAY DAY – I’m sharing the tulips growing in my front garden. They just bloomed this week, which is just a little bit late because of the cool spring we’ve had here in Minnesota.
Aren’t they bright and cheery?!!! They’re right out our front door! It’s so fun to go in and out of the house and be able to see these.
We’re supposed to have some rain showers this morning, so they weren’t open, but they’re still beautiful.
You can BARELY see the tiniest edging of red along the edge of the tulip petals on this shot.
Funny story about these yellow and red/orange tulips – years ago the company my husband worked for had these in their front garden in the spring. After they bloomed and their landscape company ripped them out to put in the summer plants, they were all going to be put into the trash. All of them! In the trash! What a waste!! My husband asked them if he could take some, they said “go for it” and he took them all!!! I had them lining the south side of our garage for years, and even though they were beautiful and full there, we never saw them from our house. I moved them to the front of our house so we can see them when we drive up or are in our office (which is on ground level facing the front garden). Over the years they’ve thinned quite a bit, but it’s still fun to have a few of them. They’re a gorgeous color!
Fall is the best time to plant spring blooming bulbs, and this fall I think I need to add to the tulips with some daffodils and hyacinth. Did you know that there are tulips that bloom at different times of the spring. If you work it right, you can have tulips blooming for several months!
It really does seem like spring is here now. This is the sign! I hope you’ve enjoyed these tulips as much as I have. They sure are a day brightener!!!