T IS FOR TULIPS

FOTD – October 3 – Tulips

I love tulips. I love them, the skunks love their bulbs, the squirrels like the flowers and leaves. No part of our tulips goes to waste.

These ruffled tulips remain my favorites


Categories: #Flowers, #FOTD, #gallery, #Photography, Cee's Photo Challenge, Flower of the day, Gardens

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  2. Gorgeous tulips Marilyn 😀 😀

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    • Thank you. We don’t see many because the critters dig them up and eat the bulbs after FIRST eating the flowers and leaves. But they are beautiful for at least a while before the others get to them 😀

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  3. I love them too and feel so lucky that we have a tulip farm nearby. The farm opens to the public every October and I love going to see them. Our bulbs at home are nearly finished now but we’ve had some really nice ones this year.

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    • We have a lot of bulb eating creatures, especially skunks. I wish they were less fond of flower bulbs and more fond of weed roots! We have a lot of weeds. Please, eat THEM.

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      • We thought that bulbs were poisonous to wildlife but when the possums and pademelons started eating them we moved the lot to the deck. They only seemed to go for the potted ones not the random ones we planted in the garden. We found a half eaten hyacinth bulb, no idea who ate that. Gardening with wildlife living with you is a challenge.

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  4. beauties, all

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  5. I love tulips, Marilyn. They are my favourite flower.

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    • They are one of my top three favorite garden flowers. They are beautiful, colorful, graceful — and edible. But before they get eaten I usually get a chance to enjoy them at least for a while.

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  6. I love them too, though we have to refrigerate them for about 6 to 8 weeks before planting otherwise they don’t flower. So a beautiful flower though.

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    • Ours used to bloom every spring, but one by one, something ate the bulbs — probably skunks. A few survived and still bloom right in the middle of spring. Last year, they were yellow, but sometimes, they are pink or red and occasionally a mix. It turns out the really DO change colors depending on the condition of the soil at the time they are getting ready to flower. I didn’t know flowers could do that.

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