Tulip FEST!? Please share yours ..

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    A stroll in the garden reveals that I have a tulip fest.. Please share your joy and pride or your chagrin ..

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    Thank you, Logan and Becky! Think the sun has made them open and some gone flat out.. LOL!
     
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    LovelyTulips Logan(y) My tulips are just opening the first Just reds at moment. I Had a battle with mice over winter they wanted to eat the lot but managed to save a few ... I'll:) P1030602.JPG post more pics as they open
     
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    Daren: Very pretty and, as usual, very individualistic... Now I understand where all my bulbs have gone. Last year I had a patch for wildflower and underneath, I buried tons of bulbs, all closely backed. After weeding the horrendous green manure, phacelia, this year, I have been nothing but bald patches.
     
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    Just beautiful!
    It snowed yesterday. :confused: Nothing growing, let alone blooming, here yet.
     
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    Thank you, Daren and Beth_B: Snowing in Mid Michigan! Oh, dear:(! You can always join in when your tulips say hello.. ;)
     
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    They are gorgeous. Guess what? I have the same pot, the same wall flowers.. Yellow and I don't even know where they are from.. Wild seeds perhaps..

    Logan: You do know how to work magic with hyacinths.. Such a lot of florets.. Mine is like an afterthought.. The gorgeous sunshine is beckoning..
     
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    Snap.;)Thanks, the tulips are meant to be early
     
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    I always get the biggest bulbs i can get.
     
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    I have captured some, but the white patches show up ... Any way, I will post them. IMGA0012.JPG IMGA0013.JPG IMGA0014.JPG IMGA0015.JPG IMGA0016.JPG IMGA0020.JPG IMGA0021.JPG IMGA0022.JPG IMGA0023.JPG IMGA0026.JPG IMGA0027.JPG IMGA0029.JPG
    Some haven't even flowered.. So pleased.. Hope you're enjoying your tulips too. If not, hope you will enjoy them soon.
     
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    just a few more colours poping out now on balcony...a couple more should see it at best P1030619.JPG P1030622.JPG
     
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    They still look good, can hardly notice the white patches.
     
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    @Daren: Very nice. I've come to the conclusion that tulips like to be in pots and be hot.. Most of mine in a narrow raised bed and on a border enjoying sun the whole day.. I reckon your pots enjoy sunshine a bit.. .. those in the ground got eaten up.. I was expecting a massive explosion of flowers from my wildflower patch, it turned out to be bald.. wonder who had got them for dinner??!! LOL!
     
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    They do love sun alp & I agree, in most cases planting in the ground is a waste of time as its near impossible to protect them from being eaten by the little hungry mouse that patrols my garden each night.... I'm still looking for a solution to this but till then it is pots that I cover till the bulbs pop up.
     
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    Yes, that's it exactly. I felt cheated. I planted all the tulips very beautiful ones back to back on that patch .. expecting fanfare this year.. all I have seen is bald patch.. I am growing veg on that patch now .. Phacelia is another con.. They self seeded like mad and I had to rake them off the patch.. Never again.. I'm allergic to phacelia ..
     
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    Just some

    They are getting bigger and happier, probably in response to the sunshine.
    These ones are always top heavy and the stem just collapses under the weight of the flower .. like a cross-bred dog with a kind of disease! LOL!

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    The first one looks like a rose. Beautiful.
     
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