Tulip Talk

Growing Tulips Waiheke Style

Never one for having green fingers, but after reading the NZ magazine Haven which made it sound pretty simple to grow some tulips; I thought I would give it a go. My friend had just planted some Tulips herself, so was able to send me in the right direction, to NZ Bulbs where I purchased a selection of tulips.

Not expecting anything to grow, imagine my surprise when some bulbs started miraculously surfacing out of the dirt. As I hadn’t taken too much notice of where I had planted all the bulbs, I have been amazed when I have ventured to the garden and another bulb has sprouted out of the earth randomly. Who knew you could also get something called a midget Tulip … I thought it was just me not planting the bulbs deep enough into the ground.

I have loved watching the Tulips grow, and as much as I have been tempted to pick and put them into a vase; I prefer the satisfaction of walking past the garden, admiring my handiwork. It has really motivated me to plant a few other bulbs and see what happens.

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6 Comments on Tulip Talk

  1. Margaret Eaton // September 17, 2021 at 8:23 am // Reply

    Well done Helen. Tulips are a great choice as they last a long time. Don’t like the wind as it knocks them around. Best wishes for your new garden. Cheers M

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  2. nice to see you blogging again!

  3. Well done! And they’re such gorgeous colours! I’m like you in that I’d rather see them in the garden in all their beauty than in a vase. They last much better in the ground anyway.

  4. I love the splash of colour and admiring them from the kitchen windows …. I agree they do look better in the ground. What’s in your garden?

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