Tulips

Wednesday, April 22, 2009



I've had my garden for almost three years now and even though every spring I try to plant something new it’s still sort of bare. Things don’t always turn out the way I planned and sometimes I make some bad landscaping choices, like I'll plant something really tall next to something really short and the tall thing'll steal all the sun from the short thing. I feel guilty when I kill plants like that. But despite some setbacks today I set out filled with optimism on my new gardening project...

(Biodegradable Bamboo Pots, Peat Pots and Tulip Bulbs. All less than $4 thanks to the 99¢ Only Store)



Sleeping beauty...



My favorite part of the planting process is the handling of the dirt. I probably should wear gloves but I like the coolness of the wet dirt and also it's the safe potting dirt from the store. No bugs I think? It reminds me of when my sister and I would make mud pies as kids. We’d get empty pie tins, fill them with mud and walk around giving them to each other pretending we’d just baked them. Such fun.



This is the almost finished project with a little lamb for good measure. The Tulips should be Hollandia (brilliant red) and mixed Pastels. I’ll let you know how it goes…*fingers crossed*

16 comments:

Rebecca said...

I hope the tulips come up lovely! They're such beautiful flowers, and when I see them in someone's garden it makes me happy!

Merylu said...

Hei Gabbi!!! You're back! =D It's so beautiful reading you again =) How are you?
I love tulips. In my neighbours' garden there are sooo many colorful tulips!
I'm sure your tulips will be beautiful as well! =D
Have a nice evening!
Mary

Certain Creatures said...

I really love tuplips.. I love all kinds of flowers! I hope yours grow nice and strong!
My mum is good with plants.. she has the garden nice and pretty- i haven't tried much yet - -but the flowers on my balcony are very pretty and I water those everyday!
:)
Hugs, dear gabbi!
;)
Francesca

Diana said...

I had tulips at my wedding! My mom is big on gardening but I think I have more of a black thumb than a green thumb :P

Gabbi said...

~ Tulips are lovely. I don't think they're very common here in Gardens? I hope they survive. Thank you Rebecca! :)

~ Thank you Mary. I hope you're right! My flower garden is a little boring right now... I need colorful tulips. xo

~ Your balcony flowers sound really nice Francesca. You must have a green thumb like your mum. Hope you're having a nice week. *besos*

~ Tulips are excellent wedding flowers Diana. Romantic and uncommon. My thumb is a little on the black side too. Touch of death :) Thank you...

mothersvea said...

Can´t wait to see them "grown up"!! I´m sure they will be beautiful.

Sam said...

Tulips are so lovely - what a good choice Gabbi! I love that you called that bulb sleeping beauty - so true! I'm looking forward to the Tulip Diaries!

Dooder City said...

Gosh, this is why I have a desire to move outside of the city...I would kill for a garden.

Andrea said...

I think tulips are my favorite flower. Or poppies.
I have been going crazy planting. Peas, beans, radishes, onions, and some flowers. So far I've just done the little indoor mini greenhouses. I'm still too scared to put them outside. All the snow has melted, but I've seen it snow in May one too many times. Ah, Alaska...

Keith said...

I love tulips. Good luck with your garden. I don't think I've got much of a green thumb. Every year i claim I'm going to try again, but I never do.

muchlove said...

Good luck with the tulips! Sounds like they're going to be gorgeous. I went to a Tulip Festival a couple of years ago, and it was just amazing! It's definitely one of my favourite flowers.

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you Alexandra! xoxo

~ You’re so sweet Sam, thank you! I love your new Geisha drawings by the way. They’re lovely…

~ And I would kill for Brooklyn! (I Love NY) :) Don’t tell the Tulips… xo

~ Your garden sounds awesome Andrea. I love the sound of greenhouses
snow on the ground. I must visit Alaska one day.

~ Thank you Keith! I’ve been trying for three years now and only about half of what I’ve planted has flourished. Maybe with time I’ll get better at it? But till than I feel a bit like a plant killer… :)

~ A Tulip Festival sounds incredible, I’m going to have to look into flower festivals now… thank you Anna! xoxo

the asherette said...

yes i've been busy gardening too. have not yet tried tulips- concentrating on apples and black berries.. i can't wait to hear how it goes. love the lamb...

Gabbi said...

~ Apples and berries sound awesome Asherette! I tired strawberries years ago but they didn't turn out very well. Glad you liked the sheep, I thought of your beloved Holland when I bought them. xo

michiko said...

Looking forward to seeing pics of your lovely garden soon :)

Gabbi said...

~ I hope they don't die... :) Thank you dear Michiko!

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