Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tale of a tulip

Last fall I went into Lowes and saw a huge display of tulip bulbs. Tulips have always been one of my very favorite flowers. In fact, our wedding was entirely decorated with ivory tulips except for a few other flowers in my bouquet to add volume! Anyway...I have never been known to have a green thumb but I decided to give them a try. Tulips grow very well up here so I figured I might get lucky and actually get a few to grow. I took them home, planted a bunch of them thinking that maybe...if I was out of ever 3 or 4 would actually grow. Then I had to be patient and wait...
This past week I was driving through our neighborhood and noticed that another neighbor had some "baby" tulips sprouting out in the front part of his lawn. I was so jealous because I hadn't noticed mine at all. I immediately came home to check and was amazed to see I had not just a few tulip sprouts but a ton of them! It turns out that every one of the bulbs I planted is actually growing!!!! Now I'm a little worried though because our neighbor told us that each year the bulbs double!
Here are a couple of pics of my precious "baby" tulips! I'll be sure to keep you posted on their development!