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Double Your Spring Bulb Flowers with Tulips and Daffodils

By Newyorkrita
September 15, 2013

To have more interest and blooms in the spring garden, plant early blooming daffodils behind later blooming Darwin Tulips. By the time the tulips begin blooming, the daffodils will have finished blooming, and the tulip blooms will help hide the daffodil foliage.

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2013 6:11 PM CST
Rita

Your gardens & pics are always gorgeous! Lovey dubby Hurray! Thumbs up

You must pack a lot of plants in and/or you have a lot of land! I've seen pics of your gardens! Thumbs up
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chelle
Sep 14, 2013 7:18 PM CST
Ah-ha! One of the secrets of your amazingly beautiful spring gardens revealed, Rita. Big Grin

Thanks for sharing this great tip! Thumbs up
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Dutchlady1
Sep 15, 2013 5:22 AM CST
Rita is the bulb queen! This is a great tip Thumbs up
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Newyorkrita
Sep 15, 2013 7:05 AM CST
Marilyn, I don't have a lot of land, I just cram a lot in. Hilarious!

It hardly takes up any more room to do this way than just some tulips or daffs alone and it gives you a longer season of spring blooms. And I am all about lots of blooms for my garden. Smiling
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Marilyn
Sep 15, 2013 10:09 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Rita is the bulb queen! This is a great tip Thumbs up


I agree Thumbs up

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plantladylin
Sep 15, 2013 11:58 AM CST
Rita: Beautiful Daff's and Tulips! I too have seen photo's of your lovely gardens and you sure have a special touch when it comes to bulbs! Those last 3 photo's make me want to move somewhere where I could grow tulips! Lovey dubby
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Newyorkrita
Sep 15, 2013 12:16 PM CST
I LOVE tulips. I am afraid that tulips are my favorite flower. Hilarious!
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Claudia
Sep 15, 2013 3:06 PM CST
This shows why we all look forward to spring and photos of your garden. Your hard work every fall pays off in gorgeous spring color. Very nice article Rita!
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 15, 2013 3:29 PM CST
Thank you.
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Paul2032
Sep 15, 2013 3:38 PM CST
Here is a side bar....hope it is OK..I went to one of the big box stores today and they had a huge display of bags of 60 bulbs for $9.00. Pretty pictures and tempting to the average person. The problem is of the 60 bulbs 10 were tulips or daffs....the balance grape hyacinths. To me grape hyacinths are pretty but verge on being a noxious weed.. You get what you pay for,
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Newyorkrita
Sep 15, 2013 3:45 PM CST
I would rather just buy bags of just only tulips or bags of just only hyacinths. I wouldn't want those grape hyacinths myself either! But I have in the past gotten nice bags of tulips very cheaply at Home Depot. Problem is they sell out as fast as they come in so you just have to be lucky that you happened to be at HD and happened to see them. 3 or 4 days later, they are totally gone.

And they get them in so early. I don't really want bags of tulips to take home in August.
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Paul2032
Sep 15, 2013 3:50 PM CST
I agree Rita. I have found nice bulbs at HD if you get there at the right time, I remember when the nurseries here had nice bulbs loose in big bins. I bought many over the years this way but often found that the consumer before me had mixed them up.
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Newyorkrita
Sep 15, 2013 3:56 PM CST
I only buy on line these days. Bulbs come to my door, I can get exactly what I want. But I bought locally and at HD for years when I only planted a few bulbs each fall.
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Paul2032
Sep 15, 2013 4:36 PM CST
In the l960's my Father bought a large order of bulbs from Scheepers. I was planting them and listening to a portable radio and heard he news the John F Kennedy had been assassinated. A few days later I remember sitting at the dinner table with my family watching the funeral on a little portable TV. I remember I planted the tulips and daffs in clumps. When they bloomed Dad did not like it. He wanted them in rows.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 15, 2013 4:39 PM CST
No wonder you remember. I think we all remember where we were when Kennedy was assassinated.
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CarolineScott
Sep 16, 2013 5:02 AM CST
Planting daffodils with tulips also protects the tulip bulbs from squirrels.
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RickCorey
Sep 16, 2013 12:52 PM CST
>> I think we all remember where we were when Kennedy was assassinated.

I remember.

Once I asked a younger lady whom I was trying to get close to where SHE was.

She said "I read about that ... in HISTORY."

*Blush*
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Newyorkrita
Sep 16, 2013 12:55 PM CST
Hilarious! I didn't read it in history, I just remember. nodding
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Marilyn
Sep 16, 2013 11:21 PM CST
"I just remember". Me too! Thumbs up
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