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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 27, 2012 3:41 PM CST
I think it is early for tulips to be growing but many of mine have started showing folliage already. Not too much but still. This will be the second spring for these bulbs. They are darwins and I planted them really deeply as I wanted my tulips to keep coming year after year. Last spring (first year) the blooms were stunning. I hope there is a lot of bloom this spring and not just folliage but we will see.





Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 28, 2012 3:47 PM CST
Today is another nice day and I was outside this afternoon pushing off and taking off mulch that had blown around (fall leaves) off some of the tulips. As I said above the three new sections of Darwins which are now on their second spring are coming up really nicely. I planted them deeply not last fall but the year before. At this stage just from looking I can't see any difference between what they looked like last spring coming up and what they look like now. Meaning the beds looks full with lots of tulips so looks like great return.

But I was also removing mulch from the section of the extra early mix I bought from Scheepers. Those are not Darwins, they bloom earlier. I had 200 but from the looks of what is coming up, nowhere near that now. Poor return. Looks like less than half of what I had last year. I am hoping that since it is still early more of those tulips might still come up but not sure that will happen. I should of planted more of those extra earlies along in that same section like I thought of doing this past fall but for some reason I didn't order them and didn't do it. As of now I deffinately plan to add more of them this fall.

Then I also have a section in another garden bed. Some perrenials in the back (columbines) then a row of daffs in front of that. Literally a row because that is how I planted them. Then a row of clumps of tulips in front of the daffs. They were planted 5 of a type in a grouping in a hole. Then dig next hole next to it and five more and so on. Well some clumps comming up but bare spots between them which means certain clumps not coming up at all. These were non darwins, don't remember which class, that I bought because they were so pretty. Planted just as deeply. So no knowing if they might show up but not looking promising. I will have to replant there by just marking with a brick each empty spot in the row so I know were to put new clumps in the fall.


Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 6, 2012 3:30 PM CST
In this picture you can see some daffs blooming and the tulip fiolliage in front of them growing nicely.
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Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 14, 2012 1:00 PM CST
The tulips have really grown what with the warm weather we have had for the past few days and are still having. No pictures as they are nothing but leaves but they sure are growing!
Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 18, 2012 1:07 PM CST
So looking for tulips again I do have more of the early flowering mix that came up than I originally thought I had. So that is good. Definately going to get at least 100 more this fall to add to those already there.

But in another row of tulips were I had then in groups of five that I tried from Brent and Beckies, those that came up weeks ago are there and the empty spots are still there meaning I think the ones planted there are gonners. I can't remember what they were but not Darwins so I knew I really took a chance with no return but I remember I just wanted to try.

My darwins from two falls ago, rows of Mixed Darwin, Beauty of Apeldoom and Gusdoshnik all came back really well and are looking great. Still too early for bloom buds to show though.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 19, 2012 12:20 PM CST
So the tulip folliage is really showing but no buds yet.


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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 19, 2012 6:36 PM CST



A little fuzzy but the T. praestans Unicum are showy before the flowers bloom.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 19, 2012 6:56 PM CST
I'm just now starting to see some tiny tulip tips poking up above ground. But it's still pretty cold here; 25 this AM with a high of only 43 and more snow on the way!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 21, 2012 12:18 PM CST
These are the row of Beauty of Apeldoorn in the mid front yard today.
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And in the backyard the darwin mix.
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Harder to see in all the mulch are the front yard early tulip mix that is between and in back of two rows of daylilies.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2012 4:17 PM CST
The tulips are showing buds. I swear they appeared overnight as there were none and now there are buds all over. Smiling
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 24, 2012 4:50 PM CST
Thumbs up
Show us snow covered folks some pictures when they bloom! Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2012 4:52 PM CST
I sure will. I can;t wait to see them.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 26, 2012 12:36 PM CST
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These tulip leaves have flopped down and are no yet showing any buds.

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Front yard early tulips looking good.

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Buds coming on some other tulips.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 29, 2012 12:45 PM CST
My first tulip blooms of the year are open today. But most are still tight buds so will have to still wait for the bigger show. It is really much colder today than it has been for a while. That might slow them down some more.
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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Newyorkrita
Mar 30, 2012 2:09 PM CST
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Early tulips in the front yard are starting to open.


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Mixed Darwin tulips are in bud but not ready to bloom yet.



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Other purple tulips in the backyard came open yesterday.
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 30, 2012 2:20 PM CST
An update on my t. praestans Unicum that I posted earlier. They are blooming now but we have had some really cold weather and the flowers have been damaged by the frost.



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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Mar 30, 2012 2:22 PM CST
My tulips are blooming..yesterday the pink ones started blooming. I think those may be called "Pretty in Pink" triumph tulips and of course, my yellow daffs are stiff blooming but the hard rain ruined the white and yellow ones on the side of the house that started blooming first. I know I have other colors planted but don't remember colors except apricot and lavender/purple. It is always fun to see each color bloom.

I think I have all of them marked with metal plant ID tag but I think I'll try to get some yarn that matches each color and tie is around them somewhere. I realize the yarn may fade and birds might decide to use it to built nest with it. Gardening is all about trial and error, and surprizes, isn't it?
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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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Newyorkrita
Mar 30, 2012 2:26 PM CST
Brian, they are beautiful. Sorry about the frost damage.
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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Newyorkrita
Apr 2, 2012 1:42 PM CST
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Purple tulips blooming.



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Darwins starting up.
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But most are like this, not open yet.
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Yellow in back
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Orangy one
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 3, 2012 6:55 PM CST
Ooooh, like the purple ones! And that orangy one is interesting, too! Only flowers we got here are on my indoor cyclamen.
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