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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 5, 2012 11:59 AM CST
The other thread was getting long so I am starting a part II of my Spring Garden.

The tulips have started here but there are still daffodils blooming. These first three pictures pictures are in the backyard.


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And now off to the right side of the front yard-


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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 5, 2012 12:09 PM CST
Now looking at the left side of the front yard.


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springcolor
Apr 5, 2012 2:27 PM CST
Rita,
Your garden is wonderful. Love your pictures. So many beauties.
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Ladylovingdove
Apr 5, 2012 2:56 PM CST
The tulips are just lovely!

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Betja
Apr 5, 2012 11:22 PM CST
Looks fantastic, Rita -- love those tulips!

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tink3472
Apr 6, 2012 4:06 AM CST
Looks great!!!!
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spunky1
Apr 6, 2012 4:41 AM CST
Outstanding yard and garden.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 6, 2012 9:59 AM CST
Thank you all, I think daylily beds just need lots of tulips for spring color. This fall I will be adding large amounts of more tulips and daffodils both in and around the daylily beds all around the garden.
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Betja
Apr 6, 2012 10:01 AM CST
Rita, I so admire your energy! Mine seems to fade so fast these days -- I can't even imagine planting all the bulbs you've already ordered, much less the ones you're about to order!!!

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 6, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Betty, I have been thinking on it. Most of the tulips and daffs will be planted using the trench method. That is dig trench for a mass of bulbs, place bulbs, refill. Many are going to be going in 50, 100 or 200 at a time like that.

As far as energy goes you know I am always doing big projects in my garden. But my roses are good and my daylilies too. Nothing to move around in the summer like a crazy lady like I have in years past. That means I really can focus on adding the spring bulbs that I have ALWAYS wanted in amoung the daylily gardens.

I have lists and notes of what I intend to order and exactly were each will be placed. It takes me weeks to figgure this all out and I am still working on it. I have energy but the massive plan for bulbs this fall I am going to need help on. I intend to find (hire) a helper to dig the trenches for me. Then I can go and place the bulbs and he can refill and keep digging the next trench. That way I can get thousands of daffs and tulips planted in one day.

So that is my plan. Otherwise I would go crazy. I remember not this past fall but the year before when I planted around 1,700 bulbs it took me all day for at least a week. By the time I was getting near the end I was so tired that I made a mess of it, lost tags and just stuck the last of the bulbs in willy nilly to get it done.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 6, 2012 10:35 AM CST
Here is a small leafed rhodo blooming today-

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Some of the serviceberries have started blooming. I love their small pretty white flowers but that is not why they are here. They were planted as shrubs to provide summer fruit for the backyard songbirds to eat.


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The southside rose garden.

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philljm
Apr 6, 2012 4:20 PM CST
Beautiful ~Jan
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springcolor
Apr 6, 2012 8:19 PM CST
Love it Rita. I have some serviceberries as well but nothing happening yet. Enjoyed yours.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 7, 2012 11:16 AM CST
I know I am always talking about the multi level property here. My main gardens in my backyard are litterally upstairs. Here are two shots to help you get the idea.


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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 7, 2012 11:29 AM CST
Here is an example of how I plot my bulb planting. Going to use the raised bed in the backyard I call the daylily plateau or just the plateau. It really looks smashing in the summer when the daylilies bloom. Plus up on the top section over the plateau in that smaller raised bed section directly next to the garage (my backyard neighbors garage) I plant zinnias and that gives me summerlong color. So for years I have been content with that but now I am working on my spring bulb plans. Honestly, afew tulips can be squeezed in just about anywhere. They don't multiply (in fact the opposite they decrease in volume year after year) so unlike daffs you don't need to worry about possible overcrowding and dividing.

The plateau is four rows of daylilies, two more in front and two more towards the back with a path in between the front and back sections going accross. So here is what I am going to do.

The 50 Come back tulips just ordered from Brent&Beckies are going in amoung the two back rows of daylilies. Those are red darwin tulips. Then 50 Jenny also just ordered from Brent&Beckies are going in amoung the front two daylily rows. Those are golden yellow early tulips. Then still to order from Scheepers is 200 of their Princely Single Early Tulip Mixture which will be planted thickly in the pathway between the front and back daylily section rows. Then at each end in the front curve I need some small bulbs to fill in like crocus or some sort of rock garden iris. All still thinking on that and it would not be lots of bulbs anyway.

The top terrace next to the garage needs to have the sections of daffodil row where there are no bulbs fixed and patched. I have picked out daffs to add there. In back of the back row of daffs will go a row of Dutch Iris, which will be blooming much later than the daffs so no conflict just another wave of bloom. Then I need to figgure out what tulips to add to the mid section between daff rows but haven't decided on a plan yet.

But this is how I plot things. Pictures of the Plateau now with no spring color!


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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 8, 2012 11:07 AM CST
I still have some of my daffs haven't even bloomed yet. Just putting up the bloom stalks now.

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Some others blooming in the front yard now.

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My tulips are blooming on a Sunday Easter Sunday.


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Apr 8, 2012 6:08 PM CST
Rita, your photos are really beautiful. Lovely, lovely garden. Hurray!
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rebloomnut
Apr 9, 2012 12:01 PM CST
Oh how I love Tulips. Such variety of pattern, color and size and welcomes us into summer.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 9, 2012 12:26 PM CST
Well, there are going to be lots and lots more tulips next spring than this spring as I just keep right on ordering! Big Grin
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rebloomnut
Apr 9, 2012 3:40 PM CST
No you won't. Remember I called and had them send to my address. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Sticking tongue out

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