#146 – Two And A Half Tulips

Photo taken: April 13, 2016

Like many other outdoor activities, gardening is NOT my thing.  The flower beds on either side of my front door were freshly planted with tulips on one side and daffodils on the other by the previous owner.  Thanks to nine years of neglect by moi, only a few of these hardy perennials persist in rearing their pretty heads each Spring.  Here’s a couple of the survivors on the tulip side from two years ago, showing off their brightly colored petals against the backdrop of the ugly brown leaves that I refuse to clean up.  I like to think of these tulips as a mother and father, with the little kidlet tulip poking up behind them.  We wouldn’t want any tulip children getting stepped on my a strange, long haired man plucking away at a ukelele now…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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18 Responses to #146 – Two And A Half Tulips

  1. wow that’s not bad… I pampered mine and not one came… maybe I should ignore the next ones?

  2. I love a good family portrait…..! Lucky for you unless the squirrels dig the bulbs up and eat them, they will continue rewarding you with their unwanted and underappreciated blooms for YEARS to come!! 🙂

    Pam

  3. Ally Bean says:

    Tulips don’t do well around here because the deer eat the bulbs. Maybe the squirrels do too, now that I think about it. In any case, I like this photo. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.

    • I would imagine if a squirrel came across a bulb, he would think he just dug up the world’s biggest acorn and you couldn’t blame him for trying to eat it. Then again, it’s much simpler to just blame the deer…

  4. Now that’s some family portrait! Mama, Pops and the little one. Let’s hope the little guy isn’t the neighborhood Eddie Haskell.

  5. Piglove says:

    Well maybe that little guy won’t go wicked and start being a hoodlum in your hood… oh my bad. XOXO – Bacon

  6. draliman says:

    They do look rather protective of the little ‘un. I’ve got more greenery than flowers about the place. You know, brambles and such.

    • I would gladly take some more brownery around here since it doesn’t have to be taken care of and everyone can already plainly see you aren’t trying to have a Better Homes and Gardens yard…

  7. I planted my OWN tulips … then completely neglected them with exactly the same result. Doesn’t seem to matter who plants them. You also need to take care of them. I wish I could.

    • They aren’t even out that long… a couple of weeks in April, usually when it’s raining. I just despise yardwork so much. I’m probably made more for an apartment, but I’d hate having all those other people in the same building as me…

  8. Trisha says:

    Those look huge and so healthy compared to any of the remnants of bulbs that come up around my yard! The squirrels like to move all the bulbs around and probably munch on them a bit too because the leaves that do come up are the saddest, spindliest looking plants I’ve ever seen.

    • They didn’t look anywhere near that pretty and colorful this year, though that’s probably because winter continued on into April and it rained almost every day for two weeks at the end of March. If this year’s shitty weather didn’t kill off my flowers, I don’t think anything will…

  9. crimsonowl63 says:

    I love tulips but yeah, they don’t bloom for very long. I’ve been looking at stick like stems for weeks.
    I had some old bulbs I found in the garage. I just threw them into this very shallow soil and let them do their thing. I got 4 this year with absolutely zero care.

  10. Ladybuggz says:

    Pretty! I have one lonely purple one that comes up every year…maybe one year it will have a baby!

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