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.