A Single Tulip

Several years ago, we planted lots of tulips in the flower bed near the front door.

Don’t know if it is too cold here, or maybe we didn’t plant them deep enough, but this is the only one that comes back every year.

Because we have just one, we appreciate its beauty all the more.


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12 Responses

  1. Sally Bishop says:

    I have problems with six tulips I’ve planted in my rosebed. They’ve only come up nicely one out of the four years. I think the month of April is tough with the temps that range from 25-90. This year I got the green leaves but no flowers.

  2. Laura says:

    For some reason, I too do not have good luck growing tulips. I love them but they refuse to grow for me.


  3. Dianna says:

    This is weird: right before I read your sentence about appreciating it even more because it’s the only one, that’s the exact thought I had!
    It’s beautiful; I really do need to plant some tulips!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Pretty! And so many layers 😉

  5. Doe of Mi. says:

    Beautiful. Hey, I finally have some daffydil buds! yeah!

  6. Doe of Mi. says:

    P.S. Just read your answer on the Dew post about what kinda leaves you had in the photo. No wonder they looked familiar – I also have Columbine and I just love them. So delicate and pretty.
    Will enjoy seeing yours too.

  7. Becky says:

    I love tulips. I have some myself. I was going to go out to tulip field today and photograph, but it’s raining again and chilly and my back is still stiff….and I think I’ll wait for better weather on Monday. Tulips take special care. You should be able to grow them well, since it’s cold. You might try to dig bulb up in fall and replant it and make sure there is some nutrient there. Potting soil not good as it’s too heavy. I will get back with you as I know the people at Wooden Shoe Tulip farm know well how to plant. http://www.woodenshoe.com

    • Suzanne says:

      I think I’ll plant more tulips this fall. Thanks for the help tips Becky, and hope your back is better now.

  8. Teresa says:

    Certainly is a beautiful one! I’m still waiting for mine to bloom.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Teresa,
      The warm weather this week should get them finally blooming. Would love to see your pics when they do.

  9. Oh my, just one tulip…that is really neat! It definitely does make it all the more special.

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