Category Archives: Tulips

It’s War, Chipmunks!

The chipmunks have really crossed the line this time! Last year they dug up and ate just about every tulip bulb that I have planted in the last several years, and there were hundreds of them. In the spring even … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Tulip ‘Royal Acres’

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Up Close and Personal: Double Tulip ‘Foxtrot’

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The Great Tulip Massacre

The results are in and the bulb devastation in my flowerbeds was much worse than I ever imagined. Out of the hundreds of tulips that I planted in 2015 and 2016, only a handful survived the greedy clutches of chipmunk, … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Tulip ‘Salmon Gem’

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Another Pick-Me-Up

The winter blues have still got me in their grip after a long bout of cloudy, gloomy weather. So today I’m going to try to perk things up with some tulip photos: Save

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Tulip ‘Salmon Gem’

The tulip season has reached its end, but I have one more cultivar to share. My ‘Salmon Gem’ tulips bloomed for the first time in my garden during a rough patch of rainy, chilly weather in May. The flowers held … Continue reading

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Tulip ‘Bright Gem’

Tulip ‘Bright Gem’ has fun light-yellow flowers tinged with orange highlights. This hardy species tulip grows 4 to 6 inches tall. Because species tulips are much shorter and smaller than regular garden tulips, the critters (especially squirrels) don’t seem as … Continue reading

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Tulipa Linifolia

Tulipa linifolia has been around since 1884. Unlike regular garden tulips, this species tulip will bloom year after year. The bulbs produce screaming-red flowers that grow 4 to 6 inches tall. The flowers are so bright that my camera had … Continue reading

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Double Early Tulip ‘Royal Acres’

This is Double Early Tulip ‘Royal Acres’. The fragrant flowers are royal purple with ruffled petal edges: ‘Royal Acres’ grows 12-14 inches tall and is hardy in Zones 3-8. The flowers appear on sturdy stems in mid-spring, and they can … Continue reading

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