Thursday, March 24, 2011

My First Tulip


This blog shall be a gardening blog for a little while.... I couldn't help it. The weather is so lovely now and we have lots of spring flowers crop up which I have no idea of their names. And I do want to write about them, but by the time I do it they are all "old and basi" stuff. Time is of the essence, and I do not seem to have them nowadays....

My knee was getting better in the last couple of weeks, so I presumed there were no side effects from the fall, but yesterday I had difficulties walking... the muscles in the calf and thigh were stiff and I started to feel backache from the uneven walking. But today, it seems better, alhamdulillah. But I really need to have it massaged, that's what people are advising me....

Let's get back to my spring flowers and in particular, to my tulips. To my surprise, one of the tulip varieties have started to bloom 10 days ago.... isn't that wonderful !!! The funny thing is the leaves are only a few inches long. I wondered whether the bulb was planted too deep in the soil. I checked, but it was not, so it must be the shorter variety afterall.


My first bloom - picture taken on 14th March

It's only as high as a crocus !!!

The second one is coming out... :D


Finding two blooms in one day was a heady experience.... but I had a nice surprise too.

A white crocus !!!

A single white crocus had appeared not far from the first tulip. Looking from afar, I thought it was a tulip....


Pure white - It has only 3 leaves

By now 4 more tulips of the same variety have bloomed. The mini keukenhof that I dream of might be a bit far-fetched and ridiculous though :D For one thing, between one tulip to another, there are space, and then I thought, more leaves will come out and the long leaves will help to cover the soil and space in between... just like the clumps of tulips that I found in the garden before, but it does not happen that way :D

Oh well.... there are still time. Somebody told me that these tulips will flower in April. Let us wait and see.... Ohhh.. by the way Keukenhof is officially opened today :D

10 comments:

TK said...

Wah dah panas sikit skrg..bestnya tgok tulip yg ditanam sendiri kan?
Tulip is my fav flower. Kat rumah ni ada byk tulip jugak..plastik la tapi..hehe. Plastik pun tulip still looks very beautiful :)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Hope your knees will recover much better soon. Spring is mostly about flowers. Nanti summer banyak hijau pula. Although we just about to enter fall, I already making a spring garden design on my head before tertido. Because most of the plant have to be planted in autumn for spring display.

Lady Lavender said...

it's good if i can do the same thing..tapi sayangnya tanah yg ada cuma 2 inci..tak seluas garden IA:-)

Cheqna said...

if the rest berbunga mcm tu, ur garden will look very lovely.

get well dear, take care, jgn strain sangat or too much running around.

:-)

Aishah said...

I am impressed.

i amsterdam said...

Kat sini belum jumpa lagi tulip plastik. Ada org beritahu boleh dapat kat Amsterdam... tapi masih x jumpa dimana...

i amsterdam said...

Malay-kadazan Girl,

Ughh... sebab tu la garden tulip tu berselerak... sebab tak buat plan !! hari ni nak tanam baru terkial2 tengok warna apa yg ada... he..he..

i amsterdam said...

Lady lavender,

Memang sedih tengok tanah yg terbiar tu... tapi rasanya kalau nak bercucuk tanam ni takut kalau2 hangat2 tahi ayam je...

i amsterdam said...

Dear Cheqna...

How to stop from running around? Rumah ni sentiasa "happening". Tetamu yang 10 orang tu baru je balik M'sia hari Sabtu. But before that on Friday night, we had barbecue. Then, Saturday afternoon off we went to Anterwep and came back on Sunday night.

On the 8th of April, we will have another "happening" :D Will talk about it later :D

i amsterdam said...

Aishah,

We wait for the outcome with bated breath !!