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Name: Brian Galbraith
Saint John , NB Canada (Zone 5a)
May 29, 2017 5:14 PM CST
For the last couple of years I have been cutting my very old snow mound spirea because it needed thinning. Last year I fertilized and put mulch around it after clearing out the weeds etc. It is end of May now and right in the middle of the shoots of the spirea is a beautiful orange and red tulip. I am at a loss as to how it got there. Could and animal have buried a bulb or could it have come from seed?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 29, 2017 5:26 PM CST
I suspect one of your neighbors has one less orange and red tulip. You can thank the neighborhood gopher for that.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost


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