Tulips

Everyone knows Tulips.  I was going to say knows and loves, but although most people love Tulips, I can’t say that everyone does.  I guess I really can’t even say that 100% of people even know Tulips.  🙂

Tulips come in many different colours and types.  Just in my yard I have 3 completely different Tulips.  The early ones that have pointed petals, the normal ones (mine are plain red and the normal shape) and the late ones that are a ruffled red and white flower.

At the English Gardens in Assiniboine Park, there were so many blooming when I was there that it was amazing to see.  🙂  I am sure that if I had gone a couple of weeks earlier, it would have been completely different, but just as amazing.

It doesn’t look like I got pictures of my normal Tulip, but I did get one of both the early and late ones this year.

Early Tulip
Early Tulip
Late Tulip
Late Tulip

The rest of the pictures were all taken at the English Garden.

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I took dozens of pictures of the Tulips that day and it was hard cutting it down to just a few here.  They sure are beautiful.

Tulips need sun to grow well.  The early bloomers in my yard do best because they are in flower before the leaves open on the trees.  I should invest more in the early bloomers as the late bloomers are often just starting when I am trying to plant annuals around them.  Many people remove the bulbs from the ground when they are finished blooming and then replant them in the fall.  I always just leave mine in the ground.