Tulips are Better than None

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Two autumns ago, I made a half-hearted attempt to move my tulips into containers, as they get no sun where they are and rarely bloom. I missed a ton of bulbs, and never finished the job. Also, my husband’s gardening uncle tried to throw cold water on my tulip-growing efforts by telling me that they wouldn’t come back more than twice, so we’d wasted our efforts even planting them at all.

Well.

We both were wrong.

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I started digging up at this end of the row – for sure I thought I’d moved these. Nope.

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How wonderful! A lovely surprise, strong and healthy, in a dark space along a very dark wall at this time of year.

Plants are amazing. I can’t even kill them when I want to!

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  1. Isn’t it cool to ignore people and run your own experiments? My only regret was to ever mention publicly about my temperate (cold) water aquarium, as people tried to get me out of it. Well, it worked. I like to make my own experiments and see what results I get. I like to stay out of what others have already tried. There, you have your results :)

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