Each fall when I order tulips
I check the calendar for the next spring.
I try to time them to bloom
For my annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Easter can swing wildly over a month
From late March to late April.
Then you throw in the weather changes
And you’ve got a challenge.
I’ve been pretty lucky over the last few years
And somehow managed
To have some kind of blooming tulips.
Perfect for photo ops of all kinds.
Last fall knowing that Easter would be relatively late this spring
I ordered the latest blooming variety I could find.
French Blend from Colorblends.
I’ve been planting these in the front bed
For several years.
And they always bloom well behind
The varieties I plant in the back.
So this year I decided to plant both areas to French Blend.
The days we hit the high 80’s in February
Made me a little nervous
The leaves came popping out of the ground
At record speed.
Then March began to actually act like March
And the whole process stalled.
This week the yellow tulips in the back starting blooming
And now a few in the front are popping with color.
If these cloudy days hold on for another week.
It looks like I’ll have another Easter
Please know this has nothing to do with any special gardening skills.
It’s simply planning
Backed up with faith.
A pretty good combination.