While trying to locate pictures of spring flowers and tulips yesterday, I came across these pictures taken in the first week of April 2012, the only evidence of tulips blooming this year.
The quality of the tulips was not very good compared to last year due to a number of reasons, I think :
- I did not cut the flowers and let the leaves be, a process that gives nutrients to the bulbs for the next season.
- I did not dug out the bulbs and keep them in dry place and replant them in the ground come November.
- Frost, snow and freezing weather in February caused the newly sprouted leaves to turn brown.
Still, I enjoy looking at the pictures no matter what, especially the joy on the faces of the children :D