Friday, April 11, 2014

Tulips at UNA



I have been admiring these tulips everyday as I leave the library. We have had a few that have come back year to year but generally, tulips are treated as annuals here and planted every year. 



 
They are beautiful but I can't figure out why they only planted 1/4 of the bed?


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

7 comments:

  1. so pretty! Will you be having a garden tour this year?

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  2. Gorgeous and even more so with the red foliage of the trees behind. Curious that they only planted part of the bed. There are some tulips that are reliably perennial here but usually in the public space large bed applications they just pull them out and replant with seasonal annuals.

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  3. Beautiful, but I wonder, too, why they planted only part of the bed. Tulips usually do well for me and return for several years, but this year I discovered that half of mine have been chewed off! Not sure if it was rabbits or deer, but I'm not a happy camper at the moment.

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  4. Well, I suspect the reason they only planted part of the bed was money. Tulips are expensive annuals! They are so beautiful, however, and I am always tempted to plant a few.

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  5. Wow, that first picture is a knockout! I suppose it was some kind of artistic statement where they planted them in a triangle shape. But it sure would have looked better if the whole bed was covered with tulips!

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