Tulips – Growing, Blown and Cut

03 May

Until this year we haven’t really bothered with Tulips. I used to think they weren’t worth the space! This year has changed our minds as they have given us joy for over a month with their glorious colours.
Today, after many dry days, both wind and rain have come storming in and some of the tulips began to lose their petals. I cut all the white ones and the special frilly red one that turned up unexpectedly and brought them all indoors where they look wonderful.

P.S. I just read that today is National Cousins Day so here’s a big shout out to my cousins in Australia and in Manchester,UK.



8 responses to “Tulips – Growing, Blown and Cut

  1. commonprose

    May 4, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    We’ve kept a vase of yellow tulips on the kitchen counter for the last couple of months–replacing the old batch with the new when necessary. Unfortunately, we have to buy them at the grocery store. I may try planting some in a barrel for next spring. I particularly love your photo with the tulips behind the blooming rosemary.

  2. Wendy Edgeley

    May 4, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Happy Cousins Day, Sally! I’ll mark the occasion with a slice of the delicious Heligan Pineapple Cake that I baked yesterday.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 4, 2021 at 8:23 am

      That’s lovely! I’m glad that recipe has been a hit. I’ll try to get the ginger cake recipe up too. I’m sure you will love it. xx

  3. Heyjude

    May 3, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I wish I had thought to cut the last of my tulips. Guess there won’t be much left by the morning.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 4, 2021 at 12:16 pm

      Some of our shorter ones survived. I hope yours have too. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        May 4, 2021 at 12:40 pm

        I think one or two have survived. Never mind, I have had a few weeks of enjoyment, now time to move onto the next blooms!

  4. utesmile

    May 3, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Here the same, it is so terribly stormy and rainy. My sister lost her Tulips via a real heavy hailstorm. Poor Tulips.


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