I LOVE tulips. Love them LOVE THEM.
I love that they come up in the early spring after a long colorless winter. When I see the tulips, it gets me excited for the months ahead I will be spending in the garden.
I decided that I wasn't going to wait a year to plant my bulbs. I was determined to get them in this year.
I have grand plans for my own Johnson tulip festival in my own yard. Maybe something like this:
Maybe this will help you visualize what I'm going for.
I'm not ready to tackle this entire area yet, so I decided to start a little smaller.
So I started with this flower bed:
From these pictures, it appears that Reece is the only one doing the work. I think he planned it that way and hopped into each picture with a tool.
We pulled the weeds, turned the soil, then brought in some top soil and compost.
Since I'm a little late in the game this year, all the bulbs were 75% off, SCORE! I've bought bulbs this late in the year before because they were discounted and they came up just fine.
It is always so hard to gauge how many bulbs you need. I thought 130 bulbs would be enough to fill this flower bed and have some left over for another area, but I was wrong. Luckily I spaced them all out on the ground (as shown) before I started planting.
Come to find out, bulbs don't grow well in this area. Are my hopes and dreams of eventually having the Johnson' Tulip Festival going to be crushed???
The soil is mostly clay and needs a lot of amending. Any suggestions and tips would be appreciated!