Tulips are starting to grow.

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

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.

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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

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 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.

So that is what is happening with my tulips so far.

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

In this picture you can see some daffs blooming and the tulip folliage in front of them growing nicely.

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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

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!

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

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.

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

So the tulip folliage is really growing but no buds yet!

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Tremonton, UT(Zone 6a)

How fun! My tulips are about 3" - 4" above the ground. Tulips are okay in my book; not my favorite, but they add great color in the early spring. However, I have a variety and I'd like to identify it once it blooms. The heads on it are HUGE - dark red and violet. Usually, tulips don't have much of a fragrance to them, but these red ones smell like licorice. Also, the blooms last quite longer than my other ones. I know I have a great flower when my dad (who is such a man's man) compliments me on them! :D

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

First are the row of Beauty of Apeldoorn in the mid front yard today.
Then in the backyard the darwin mix.
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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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

The tulips are showing buds. I swear they appeared overnight as there were none and now there are buds all over.

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

These tulip leaves have flopped down and are no yet showing any buds.
Front yard early tulips looking good.
Buds coming on some other tulips.

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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

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.

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

Tulips starting here while others are not ready to bloom yet.

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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

Yellow front yard tulips
Long shot front yard view.
Darwins are starting to open.
But most are still buds with no color.
Purple ones blooming.

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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

Darwins coming more open today.

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Silver Spring, MD(Zone 6b)

Rita, if you wanted to move any of your tulips after they have finished blooming, how would you suggest marking them so you'll move the right ones? Do I have to wait till the foliage dies back completely before moving them?

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

I really don't know. I just leave them in ground. However one year I was doing a raised bed and when digging the wall, all sorts of tulips and daff bulbs got dug up. I just replanted them when that bed was done about two weeks later. They are still there now doing great!

North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

I have this row of Beauty Of Apeldoorn tulips growing in the front yard. Not a single bud on any of them, not one! These are tulips I planted not this past fall but the year before so the tulips returned. Well, sort of. Just not what I had in mind with no blooms. I am just going to leave them and see what happens next spring. (daylilies growing behind the tulip bulbs).

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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

tulips blooming today

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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

Double orange tulip ORANGE PRINCESS

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North Shore of L. I., NY(Zone 6b)

I really love the color on this one. Another double, UNCLE TOM

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