Monday, October 24, 2011

Planting Tulip Bulbs

Tulip bulbs arrived in our mailbox recently. Of course, they arrived because I had ordered tulip bulbs. 
I am inspired by weeds. They grow wherever they please and have no trouble surviving. I have watched this milk weed through the Summer and had to stop to photograph it as it was nearly ready to set its seeds free.
 You can plant tulips however you wish as long as they are about six inches under ground and the bulbs are not touching one another. 
The weather will provide the refrigeration that the bulb needs. 
The snow cover will hold in the warmth of the ground. 
 That should keep the bulbs cool without freezing.
The mother milk weed looks tired and old, but the seeds look anxious to fly. I can relate to that.
Tulips tend to grow well in GriggsDakota and, once planted, often last for years bringing flowers each year with little further effort from the gardener. 
Farmers and fools are dreaming that flowers will bloom again next season in GriggsDakota.

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