Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Sad Little Tulip Patch

I love tulips. They remind me of Holland, a place I deeply love and for me they are the first sign that spring is here after a usually long winter. This year winter was mild and yesterday was 25 Celcius in APRIL. I am choked because after all those fresh bulbs I planted last fall, only a few have been strong enough to burst through the ground. I was planning for a whole huge BOX of Tulips this year. I even added new dirt full of nutrients to make sure that the bulbs got the best start they could. And don't tell me I planted them too deep because I know how to plant a tulip bulb. Now I have to find other flowers to fill up the box. Gah! I just want flowers.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

Tulips are notoriously tricky that way. Do you think squirrels or rabbits dug them up and ate them? Sometimes the little bastards do that.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

No squirrels and I never see dig marks or half eaten bulbs. I think the bulb packages are faulty.

DrGoat said...

Ours came up, grew for a week or two, then just died.
Must be a bad season for tulips.