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Mar 31, 2013 12:28 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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My spring bulbs have started. I already had a lot of bulbs here and this past fall I added 4.999 more. Mostly tulips and daffodils. So I am really looking forward to the spring show. So I will be adding lots and lots and lots of pictures to this thread as my various bulbs bloom. But here's a start!

Crocus Sieberi Tricolor. New for me.


Tommies are new for me also. I never had this species crocus before and didn't realise they were so small.
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Just a bunch of large flowerred crocus I have had here for years.


Crocus Golden Bunch. New for me this year. I love them.



Iris Reticulata Harmony.


The Maria daffs started to open today. I really love this variety.
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Mar 31, 2013 9:26 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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I love Crocuses as to the Daffodils they finished flowering here.
Regards,
Arif.
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Apr 6, 2013 8:26 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
Hurray! Finally spring arrives in that corner of the world too.
Regards,
Arif.
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Apr 11, 2013 8:55 AM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Beautiful Rita!!! I'm really looking forward to seeing the tulips too!
Natalie
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Apr 11, 2013 9:58 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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I haven't been keeping up this thread!
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Apr 11, 2013 10:46 AM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Very pretty Rita!!! Hurray!
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Apr 11, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5b)
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Gorgeous! I love the Crocus sieberi 'Tricolor'.
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Apr 11, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Pictures from today-

Itzim growing in a small garden off my patio. It mostly has roses in in so I wanted to add some spring color.
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Some more daffs blooming today.


Here is a section of my front yard with these Belgium Block mini terreaces. I have daylilies at each end and daffodils in the middle.
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Apr 11, 2013 12:59 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Species Tulip humilis violacea. I got mine from Colorblends and it has a black base. Scheepers carries a strain with a yellow base. These things are small, as big as a large flowered crocus and only a few inches tall. But the color is outstanding and they really pop.
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Planted in my front yard raised bed where they can really be seen well as they are in the very front right off the sidewalk. This bed is just full of daylilies and tulips with daffodils in back. The larger bottom terrace alone has over 500 tulips in it.
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Apr 11, 2013 1:19 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Ok, now to move to the backyard. This is a daylily bed here and has some lilies in between for late spring color. I wanted tulips in there for early color. I wanted early tulips and I did not want to replant each year so they had to be done once and stay forever. I decided on Greigii tulips. I bought four types, Goldwest, Large Copper, March of Time and Sundance. I put the four in each hole so that I had four of every one in each grouping. I was wanting a sea of color. It didn't quite end up like I planned. Sundance is blooming first and the other colors are barely showing buds. So I have a bed of one color in succesion instead of all colors at once.

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closeup of sundance


And a low angle.
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Looking toward this garden from a way different angle. You can see the row of Darwin tulips there in front of a daylily bed. This will be the third spring for them so they are doing well.
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Apr 11, 2013 4:06 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Incredible garden Rita ! Thumbs up Loving those Daffodil photos ! Group hug
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Apr 11, 2013 4:07 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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oooooooohhhhhh rita!
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Apr 11, 2013 4:32 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Thank you both. Smiling

I already had a lot of bulbs because I planted some each fall. But this is what happens when one is crazy and buys 4,999 bulbs to plant last fall. The newer daffs put in this fall are mostly just comming up out of the ground now. And tulips are EVERYWHERE. Just everywhere I look down there seems to be tulips growing. Blinking
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Apr 11, 2013 4:38 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
I like crazy people.... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Apr 11, 2013 4:45 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Thumbs up Thumbs up Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Apr 11, 2013 8:43 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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That's amazing looking RIta!! I love the species Tulip with the black base! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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Apr 11, 2013 9:09 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
The blooms really do look like a hot pink crocus flower. I just love that color.

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