Several times in the past 2 weeks, I have stopped to admire the tulips in my garden.  The flowers are larger, the leaves are larger, the stems are longer!  I know it’s not my imagination.  I remember some springs where a particular group of tulips near my sidewalk, barely bloomed- the size of a golf ball- and then dropped their petals within a couple of day.

Brilliant color close upThe tulips are the largest I can recall seeing in my garden.  And some of these bulbs are 12-15 years old!

tulipsAll I can think of, is that it is due to the large amount of rain we had in March.  Wow, thank God for the rains!

One red lily flowered Tulip


I think the red tulip in the foreground is a lily flowered tulip.  The flower is larger than most of the other tulips and it is my favorite!  (If I am wrong about that, please let me know.)

I will have to plant more of these next year.

Published by Vicki

I love gardening and when it comes to vegetables, organic gardening is important to me. I am an Advanced Master Gardener with the University of Idaho, and my favorite garden activity is pruning. When I'm not cutting down plants, you can find me shooting photos on my Canon DSLR or out smashing overheads on the tennis courts.

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