Jon Crispin's Notebook

Bulbs

Posted in Flowers, Nature, Plants, Science, Weather by joncrispin on 05/05/2012

Cris and I planted bulbs in the garden 5 or 6 years ago.  The daffodils continue to come up in droves, but this year only one tulip bloomed.  I remember reading that tulips don’t last for more than a few years, but we had a pretty good run with them.

I have been keeping an eye on the tulip which initially bloomed about 2 weeks ago.  I think the weather conditions this year have been almost perfect for the longevity of all of our flowers.  About a week ago I noticed that one petal of our tulip started dropping and today it looked as if it was ready to fall off.  It offered a perfect view of the important reproductive bits.  I was never good at science in school, but the two words “stamen and pistil” come to mind.  Am I even close?

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  1. Patty said, on 05/05/2012 at 1:55 pm

    Tulips should bloom for years. My mother planted some at our house in 1958. They still blloom every spring. Some years will be better than others.

  2. Patty said, on 05/05/2012 at 1:59 pm

    Oh, and Jon, this is off subject, but I want to thank you for the tip about the special tour on Ellis Island. Because of your telling about it my sister was one of the lucky few who got to go and she said it was fabulous…thanks!!

    • joncrispin said, on 07/05/2012 at 9:50 am

      Patty, I am so happy your sister was able to go to the Ellis Island event. I was in Vancouver and missed it, but I hope to be back there sometime soon. Best, Jon

  3. proudreview said, on 07/05/2012 at 1:45 am

    Its the picture of you tulip?
    its look great and awesome

  4. leamuse said, on 08/05/2012 at 6:59 am

    Pure poetry!


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