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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tulips!

Firstly, I wanted to thank everyone who left a note of condolence or concern about the death of our chickens. It really meant a lot to me, and we had a nice, little chicken funeral beneath the 'Fairy' rose. We buried Penelope with some of her favourite things such as 5-grain scratch, various berries, some dandelion leaves and a few squash blossoms. The grave was decorated with several of hers and Drucilla's feathers, and we have plans to relocate our purple 'Jeanette' Passion Flower above the grave as a sort of marker.


Over the past weekend, I purchased some Tulip bulbs in anticipation for Spring gardening. I love all of the colour and beauty that appears in the garden in Autumn, but this can't always compare with the excitement I feel waiting for the Spring. I'm sure some of you can relate!

Here are the names and images (not taken by me) of some of the bulbs we have purchased. I have planted many of these in pots to overwinter, and have mulched them well with straw, fish emulsion and new soil. I can't wait to see what Spring brings!

'Holland Chic'
'Purissima'
'Purple Flag'
'Mount Tacoma'

'Don Quichotte'

'Negrita'
       ' Purple Prince'
'Ollioules'
Lastly, something called 'Purple Mix' which only vaguely resembles this, but features two varieties of solid purple tulip (probably 'Negrita' and 'Queen of Night'), one solid white tulip, and a mottled lavender and white variety. I wish there were the Parrot tulips included, alas!

2 comments:

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

It does seem a little strange thinking of spring at the end of the summer, but we've been doing the same. I already have hoards of daffodil bulbs to plant, and just ordered lots of wildflower seeds too. Your tulip selection looks spectacular. Can't wait for spring to see it all in bloom!

Jenni said...

You are going to have incredible color next spring! It's never too early to think about tulips :) Have a great week!

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