Early this morning, we needed to spring our clocks forward, and somehow, the crocus must have thought we were supposed to spring spring itself forward, not just the clocks, because look what I found in my yard!
I wasn’t even looking. I’d been checking on the tulips to see how they survived the latest cold spell — they did — but I caught a glimpse of yellow of the corner of my eye and went to investigate. Oh, such a lovely color!
Someday, I hope to know enough about gardening and plants to have a luxurious yard, but I doubt I’d be more pleased with a yard full of color than I am with just a single blossom. On the other hand, I could be rapturous, but I wouldn’t know since I’ve never managed to grow that many flowers at once. Still, whether one or many, I do so enjoy any plants that manage to flower despite my inexperience. I have a hunch the main thing now is to make sure the bulbs get plenty of water since we are going through a drought, though with another midweek cold spell on its way, I’m not sure how much I should give them. I suppose I could pretend we had an early rainstorm and hope the bulbs get the message.
Meantime, it’s delightful to have this colorful evidence that spring really is on the way.
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March 13, 2022 at 5:35 pm
Lovely! Too early here for us, as we’re still in March doldrums. Tulips like to be on the drier side, so I would avoid watering those too heavily, and after they finish blooming, let the soil dry out a bit, so the bulbs don’t rot in the ground. They’ll be fine, although they do lose their vigor after a few years. This FAQ may answer some of your questions: https://www.colorblends.com/planting-and-care-faqs/
March 13, 2022 at 9:12 pm
Thanks for the information. I’ll hold off on watering for a while longer.