Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thinking Ahead to Next March

Growing hybrid tulips is strictly a one-year, container kind of deal for me. Even then,
they bloom and fade so fast it has never been particularly worth it.

I do love tulips, though, and when I first saw these tiny species tulips, I was in love! Most of them are only three to six inches (which pushes the cute factor way up) and they are more tolerant of North Carolina's mild winters than their glamorous relatives.

Daffodils, crocuses and galanthus are all yellow, white and purple so I'm looking forward to the color these bulbs bring to the March/April garden.

I've read that species tulips like scree and a rock garden environment if you have it, but it isn't required. It's time to order these cuties now, if you haven't already. Just a little something cool to do inside during the heat wave.