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03 March 2014

Tulip Time

"Three little tulips I once grew. A white one, a pink one, a red one too..."

This is a little "tulip-inspired" project which I'm working on right now.





As it's a commissioned project, I can only share this sneaky peek.

Whether you're planting for the winter ahead, or keeping an eye on your garden, for the spring time bloom, it's tulip time.

We picked up this pack from Aldi the other day. The theory is we plant the whole thing - cardboard and all.






And in around 6 months time, we should have some beautiful emerging blooms.

I've never had tulips or daffodils in my garden before, so this is quite the novelty.

Any tips you can share with me - a flower bulb newbie?

11 comments:

  1. Bulbs are pretty simple. I don't know how this mix will go but "experts" say with Tulips they are supposed to sit in your veg. Crisper for 2 mths to get really chilled before planting. I do that the first time and then they stay in the ground for the next few years. Enjoy the pleasure of bulbs. So beautiful.

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    1. Great advice. Thanks for your tip about the vegetable crisper.

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  2. I have tulips and daffodils everywhere....love them. I don't put them in the veg, crisper; but maybe you are suppose to....I never research anything. Just put them in the ground....lol. You will love them!! I love your pieced tulips too!!

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    1. I just received my new BHG magazine and it's got a great section all about planting bulbs. They must have read my blog ;-)

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    1. Thank you Melody. I am pleased with how it turned out (and a little surprised too).

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  4. Yes, a beautiful design - I look forward to seeing this one take shape Anorina!!! ... I've never had bulb flowers, but then up here they wouldn't survive ;) Love me some beautiful tulips and daffodils though!! :D

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    1. I just got the new BHG magazine and it has a section showing which bulbs which can be grown around the country. There are a few which would grow in NT - though I can't remember if it's tulips. Might be worth a look :)

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  5. the bulbs in my garden are just emerging now x so nice after a very wet winter x I find the best thing is .. to leave them alone! and let them have some green time when the flowers are gone so that they get stronger for next year x enjoy x

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  6. Can you share the location for this lovely pattern? Thank you!

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