I have enjoyed all of the bulbs blooming so much. I was sick of planting in fall, but the payoff has been wonderful!
Very nice indeed! What type of Iris are those? Some bulb type right? Such a wonderful shade of blue- they really go well with those pinky daffs.
The garden looks great and the bulbs are so worth it. Your plantings of tulips alone are just too pretty. I know exactly what you mean about being sick of planting bulbs in the fall but it sure makes one look forward to all those blooms come spring.
I know you do know, Rita,and yours will be blooming soon. It sounds as if you will have a lot more of the dutch iris than I will when yours so bloom.
christinmk, the iris are dutch iris...they are very inexpensive, and give a lot of "bang for the buck." I think 25 bulbs are about $4.25 or so, larger quantites are even cheaper. They are available in a somewhat limited selection of colors, but they are lovely. Thank you for looking.
If anyone is interested in Dutch Iris bubs, I think Scheepers has the best selection of colors. They have lots of them and a mixture of colors too that one can buy. DR bulbs themselves are small and really remind me of onion sets (all my years of veggie gardening are showing).
Kay- Although I planted hundreds of them, the folliage is so fine looking (as in there is not much to it) that it really doesn't look like there are so many. But I hope the blooms have a big impact when they finially bloom.
wow, those tulips are just like GLOWING! wow!
I am not sure which of your tulips I like better. I really love the way you planted the pink and dark purple tulips making a great combo. I usually go for mixes. But last year I did go for individual varieties. Problem is by the time I got to planting them (planted all the mixes in mass first) I was so tired that I just planted them and didn't mark anything. I mixed them all up too I think so I don't have groupings of one solid color.
I like the way you did it in groupings of an indivual color and hope to copy your effect with more tulips this fall.
I know the feeling. I moved about 500 bulbs this fall and planted an additional 200 or so. As if I didn't have enough to do, I also dug up some stuff this spring to transplant into my bulb beds.