Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Blooming Mother's Day
Before I left for Vancouver this weekend, I shot these photos of some species tulips beside our pond and uploaded them to blogger so I'd be all ready to wish you a Happy Mother's Day.
Aren't they gorgeous? The various species tulips bulbs that I've bought (and sadly, not recorded specifics of) have paid for their real estate many times over. Unlike the larger tulips which need applications of bone meal and other goodies, and which nevertheless fade into oblivion after a few years (at least in my garden they do), these smaller beauties naturalize and spread and they manage quite well with whatever nutrients are available.
Fall is not the best time for me to be working in the garden, what with the new term starting, to say nothing of the heavy fall rains around here, and I'm rarely organized enough to get the fall bulb planting done. But I'm so glad I found the time a few years ago to dig these guys in, and when I realize how happy they make me, I'm thinking I should make a special effort this fall to spread the love further.
These two seem to have wandered away from the main patch and are peeking out from under the geranium leaves.
Now I'd better go phone my mom and wish her a Happy Mother's Day!