Last fall my sister, Deana, gave me a huge bag of tulips for a birthday present.
♪♫♪♪ Happy Birthday To Me ♪♫♪♪♫ – Oh wait, that was months ago!
I must admit I was late getting them into the ground, but eventually dear hubby helped me plant them up on our future homestead sometime in November. Some of them had already started sprouting while still in the bag and I don’t think that’s a good thing, but I went ahead and planted them all anyway.
So, I waited through December, then January and February. Last month when we arrived at our future homestead for a work weekend, this is what I saw!
Oh my, it looks like every single bulb survived and thrived! The package that my sister gave me had a beautiful picture of tulips on the front in a variety of colors (most of them pink or pinkish) and I couldn’t wait to see what color my tulips would be!
This past weekend (Easter weekend) we drove up to the future homestead to water the orchard and work on a few projects, and this is what we saw!
They aren’t all pink! There are yellow blooms with red stripes, and pink blooms with orange stripes! Oh beautiful joy. They are glorious! I am so glad I planted them as a boarder around the log retaining wall. They can be easily seen and enjoyed from our “living room” and from the campfire also. Unfortunately, the weather may be turning quite nasty this coming weekend, so I am afraid that by the time we get back up there, most of the blooms will be gone. But, you never know – I hear these flowers are pretty hearty!
That’s okay. I will feed them, water them, and dream of next year’s blooms! And as long as the vole doesn’t get them, they will be just fine.
Thank you, Deana, for the joyous gift!
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