Thursday, February 25, 2010

Three for Thursday: Tulipa 'Monsella'




This is an unsolicited, unpaid, unequivocally enthusiastic shout out to Brent and Becky Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs. Envious of my bulb-growing fellow bloggers, and determined to have some bulbular beauty for myself, I placed an order with them in December for pre-chilled tulips. Although this winter's weather has certainly given them more chill time than in other years, it's still necessary for us to refrigerate tulip bulbs for 6 to 8 weeks prior to planting them. Since I was late in realizing just how necessary tulips were to my continued happiness and well-being, I was indeed fortunate that Brent and Becky had some beautiful tulips chilling out in their refrigerators, just waiting for me to summon them to my corner of Katy. Emboldened by my success, I'll be ordering a LOT more from them this coming fall/winter!

3 comments:

Gail said...

She's a beauty...and tulips are truly essential to out happiness and well being. gail

NellJean said...

Just as I had successfully persuaded myself that tulips were not necessary in my garden....

It was not helpful that I found an old pic of a whole spread of Princes Irene from a very few years back, when I still believed that I should/could grow tulips.

Annie in Austin said...

Buying prechilled tulip bulbs might be worth it, Cindy - with such results. Bouquets of cut tulips are lovely, but you miss the pleasure of watching the buds grow tall and expand. Maybe next year.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose