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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 4, 2010 1:53 PM CST
I may be jumping the gun....well, for this area, but soon I know those south of us will be seeing glorious shows of Tulips! Let's see those pics, and share our Tulip experiences.

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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Ladson SC
tranquil
Feb 5, 2010 6:37 PM CST
I have some species tulips coming up, only kind will come back every year.
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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stormyla
Feb 5, 2010 11:46 PM CST
Again, I couldn't believe that I found several sets of tulip foliage emerging in Mid January. I added a lot of different tulips this year and will be interested to see how many of last year's tulips will return.
Name: Lori
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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McGlory
Feb 10, 2010 10:24 PM CST
You've got tulips coming up in THAT?? Heavens! I love tulips. Get them anywhere from 100-500 at a time.

I've found certain divisions come back for me better than others. Peony-flowered like Angelique and the Fosteriana divisions are most reliable here.

Sorry the picture below is so bad. Wish I could have taken a picture of the whole porch without getting more nasty "lawn" (that term is used loosely) in the photo. The whole length of the tulip bed is 32 feet with all reds and yellows.

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Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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stormyla
Feb 10, 2010 10:35 PM CST
LOL Lori, I took that photo tonight around 7. On Saturday we got 24 inches and today another 26, Yes, those tulips are above ground somewhere under that. I just heard on the news that we have now had 6 more inches this season than Buffalo NY. Just imagine, it was 61 here, Monday a week ago..

That's a very nice tulip bed. I put in a lot of different types this year too. This will be the first time I've tried the Peony types. I'm not sure if any of my new ones are fosteriana types. I know that I put in some clusiana types.
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Mar 2, 2010 12:20 AM CST
if you can believe it i too have species tulips that are coming up. a guy from gw sent them to me. i really didn't think they'd grow here but i am going on my 2nd year with them.

i saw somewhere someone talking about tulips for the south. was it somewhere on your site neal?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 2, 2010 6:53 AM CST
Barb, I don't think it was here, maybe on DG? That would be a great thread though, feel free to start one here! Great to hear your species Tulips are returning! Do you know what species they are?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Mar 2, 2010 6:55 AM CST
Barb, just realized, I should have specified, that would be a great thread for the 'Bulbs for the south' forum :-)
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Mar 2, 2010 7:36 PM CST
i am over there too neil. and when i found that thread i think i started hunting and i found tulips for the south somewhere. they were species as well.

i don't know what the tulip is that i have. when they bloom if i can find a way to take a pic i will.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 10, 2010 3:29 AM CST

Plants Admin

Here are some photos of some that are already blooming in my garden. This one's nice and vibrant.


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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 10, 2010 3:30 AM CST

Plants Admin

This is the same variety, but more open.


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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 10, 2010 3:31 AM CST

Plants Admin

These are just starting to open up.


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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 10, 2010 8:16 AM CST
A sight for sore eyes Zuzu! Do you plant pre-cooled bulbs?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 10, 2010 8:27 AM CST

Plants Admin

They probably were pre-cooled when I planted them years ago, but not since then, Neal.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Mar 17, 2010 10:09 PM CST
I went to the Smith College Bulb Show today and thought you'd like to take a look.
http://bit.ly/avKahQ

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Mar 18, 2010 5:21 AM CST
Beautiful!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 21, 2010 8:59 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

Just beautiful Kath! I need to start planting tulips, even realizing some might not come back more than one year. They are just so cheerful looking.

I know, I know, there are ones that will come back, and I have some of the species ones. But it seems the ones I'm often drawn to are the ones that will never return for me, parrots, etc.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Mar 21, 2010 9:14 AM CST
I have a big problem with voles so i haven't added any for many years. The ones near the house seem to be voleless. They are making bigger and bigger clumps but they are the basic red and a nice purple fringed one. I once put a million hearts delight across the base of my stair garden which is quite a long run but only one is still there. I love the striped leaves on those kaufmaniis. I do have lots of turkestanicas near the house again that always do great. I adore them. Here's Heart's Delight in 2004.

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Mar 21, 2010 9:18 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

Mine aren't going because of the voles. I think the gardens are too wet for them. I'll just grab a few bags of the cheap ones each year.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 23, 2010 6:17 PM CST
Going to be awhile before any tulips bloom here. The daffs and crocus are just blooming now.

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