Tag: tulips

Bloom Day for May

Tomorrow is Bloom Day, a chance for us to give a monthly overview of everything in flower in their gardens. Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted by May Dreams Gardens, where you can find a link to Bloom Day posts from around… Read More

Tulip ‘Ballerina’

Our Tulip season began early this year, although it included some false starts and sneak attack hard frosts. And it seems to be ending early as well. One of the last of the Tulips to go is ‘Ballerina’. I love the color… Read More

Tulip Update

So there’s good news and bad news on the Tulip front.

Tulip Report for Late April: Meh

It’s been a good year for Crabapples and Daffodils, but less than stellar when it comes to Tulips. Which is disappointing, because I look forward keenly to Tulip season every spring.  

No More ‘Early Harvest’?

One of my favorite Tulips is T. kaufmanniana ‘Early Harvest’. Sure, I have lots of favorite Tulips, but ‘Early Harvest’ is really something special. First of all, it is an impressively early riser – I’ve had it blooming during the first week… Read More

Springmentum

Slowly but surely, spring is starting to feel like Spring. We had rain pretty much all weekend, but I was able to sneak out during a break in the precipitation to take some photos in the garden.

Signs of Life in the Garden

March has been such a tease. February was so mild I began to suspect that Chicago had been magically transported to a more southern latitude, but then March brought us back to reality with a snowstorm. Then the snow melted. However, every… Read More

Argh! I’m a Bad Parent!

Or a bad gardener, but often the two feel like the same thing. They both involve taking responsibility for the well-being of helpless living organisms.

Planting Our Container Tulips, 2016

It’s a good thing I got the 200 daffodil bulbs from Colorblends planted pretty fast, because hard on their heels (do bulbs have heels?) came the tulip bulbs from John Scheepers.

My 2016 Tulip Order!

Yes, once again it is time to order the tulips. This year’s order is a mix of old favorites and promising newcomers. First, for the old favorites: ‘Annie Schilder’ – A mid-season orange tulip, about 18″ tall. Annie is a Triumph tulip,… Read More