Tulips and daffodils take over my front yard (pics)

newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)April 22, 2011

I have been waiting for the early tulips in the front yard that are planted in front of the daffodil display to get into gear blooming. Finially got some good pictures. The daffs have put out the spring show and now with the tulips, it just has so much color.

The left side of my front yard.

Front view.

Here you can see that I have daylilies planted in front.

Another view.

And my favorite view of the tulip section.

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Calamity_J(z7bc)

What a show! It looks like a field in Holland!!heh heh! Lovely!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 1:43PM
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Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

Wow Rita! What a display. You obviously put a lot of thought and hard work into your gardens! you should win the front yard of the spring award in your neighborhood, for sure. Cant wait to see your next round of pictures!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 2:51PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

WOW!! That looks fabulous! You have VERY lucky neighbors.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 7:21PM
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carrlinesue(8)

Rita,

do you buy new bulbs every year or do the ones planted come back?

Carrline

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 3:41AM
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natalie4b(7b GA)

What an amazing display of beauty!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 7:44AM
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koszta_kid(Iowazone 5)

That sure is pretty. I think voles ate all my tulips. Daff did fine.What do you plant there when tulips are done?

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 8:50AM
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aimeekitty(9-10, SW 18)

really impressive!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 11:15AM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

The tuliups and daffs in the pictures are all newly planted last fall. I am planning on them coming back LOL! I plant zinnias later for summer color.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 11:52AM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Here some are in the same area today.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 1:00PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

I am so green with envy!

Kathy

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 3:14PM
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merindah

What kind of tulips are they? So pretty!!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 10:26PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

These are 200 of an early tulip mix that I bought from Scheepers.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 11:16PM
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mary_lu_gw

Rita, simply beautiful! So bright and colorful. Must make you smile every time you see it.

I have been considering adding spring bulbs to some of my gardens, but I hesitate because I hate the look of the dying foliage. Do you plan to leave the foliage as recommended? Or will your daylilies cover it as they grow?

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 11:41PM
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gottagarden(z5 western NY)

That certainly says SPRING to me! Just lovely, your neighbors are very lucky.

Only . . . where did you get the sunshine? You must be living in an alternate universe, sun hasn't shone here for a long time . . . .

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 8:12AM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

We have have many rainey days here but lots of sunny ones also :-))

What I do is snap off the seed head part of the stalk on the daffs every few days and or cut (at the very top) off the dying spent flowers. In that mixed daff collection pictured wave after wave of flowers opens. As some finish, others start. So deadheading keeps the mixture looking good even now and they started weeks and weeks ago. In fact they started the very, very beginning of April.

Here is how they look now with the last wave flowering and I have cut off all the spent blooms leaving the flower stalk.

Here you can see the daylily folliage running in front of the tulips. It should make the tulip folliage much less noticable. Again, as soon as the tulips drop their flower pedals, I will snap off the very top of the stem which has the seed head.

I just leave folliage, don't much worry about it. I find it's gone on it's own soon enough and there is always something else going on in the garden to look at.

In the two belgium block mini terraces running accross which is were the daffs are, I plan to plant zinnias for summer long color. I will use seedlings and just plant them between the daffodil folliage. I am sure there will be some lang time there between when the daff flowers are all gone and I get my zinnia seedlings in. I haven't even startted the seeds yet as it has been too cold. But I have been growing zinnias in that front section for the past two years. This was before I put in the belgium block mini terraces late last summer. That then allowed me to plant the area in bulbs last fall as planned.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 12:09PM
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