I planted my white tulip bulbs last year in November and December. And then I worried that they wouldn't be in the ground long enough and wouldn't come up.
It's funny, when I first ordered 300, that number seemed like an incredible amount but then when I started planting, well I barely got the front yard done.
So then I ordered 200 more for the back yard. And 200 white daffodils.
The ones in the front are Cleveland Tulips (that's what I remember). They grow two feet tall and they are spectacular. I love our curved, flagstone pathway. For tips on how to choose the colour of your stone, see this post.
Of course I have to throw in some before photos whenever I show my yard because the transformation was so big. For those of you who are new to my blog, we ripped out the front and back last year in April.
Here's how my tulips look around the decorative gate that Maryanne White designed for me.
My Lambs Ear has totally taken off, I'm constantly clipping it so it stays low and looks more like ground cover. I love the white daffodils growing in their midst.
And another before photo of the yard before we demolished it. You can see that we also moved the downspout and beefed up our one and only column. Much better (below).
I can't wait until the boxwood grows in enough to be clipped into real hedge.
I don't think you've even seen this before pic, check out the gravel driveway formerly used to park a trailer. My neighbours who live directly across the street are so much happier with their view now, haha.
We still need shutters on the two windows on the right, but after my colour fiasco last year, I haven't sourced another set.
Here are two of my pots beside my front door. Would you believe I planted them way back in February!
I especially love this green plant (I don't remember what it's called).
Here's a glimpse of the tutear we had custom made for our vegetable garden this winter. This morning Terreeia and I hid all kinds of fun, egg-shaped easter toys for William and Markus who arrived for the hunt a little later.
My rosebushes have really taken off, I'm so happy! You can see the kale plants on the right in the vegetable garden, still going strong.
I've been making green smoothies for Irene and I, last week I clipped some Kale leaves, plunked them standing up in a mug and said "munch, munch". She was not impressed, haha. Definitely easier to eat that much Kale in a smoothie.
Here's Markus, scouting out the terra cotta pots for Easter eggs.
See, I didn't even have enough tulips for the backyard! I still need lots and lots of Perennials. Almost every weekend, you'll find me at the Nursery.
And here are my angel Nephews, posing for the camera!
What colour are your tulips?
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