Tulip Envy

tulip by nancy nishihira

I’ve complained a lot this year about how terrible my tulips looked.  Everyone else seemed to have tall, beautiful tulips!  Like this one!  This is a tulip from my friend’s house.

I don’t know much (anything really) about caring for plants, but my mother-in-law suggested that I should dig up the tulip bulbs because they sink too much into the ground after awhile.  Which I will definitely try!

I also just read this article from the Guardian, about “short and stumpy” tulips: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2012/apr/18/why-tulips-short-stumpy

According to this article, it seems that you really need to water the tulips about a month before they start to flower.  Next year… I will implement these tips and work on my tulip growing skills 🙂


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