By Maria Bargellini
This year for my little girl I ordered pink and red Lipstick tm Tulips (pictured left) and Pipit Daffodils (pictured below- right). She just loves plucking the petals off of the stems. She’s about 19 months now and is getting stronger everyday. By next seasons bloom time she will probably be able to rip them right out of the ground…. Ah what we do for our kiddos. There are tons of colors to choose from. I look forward to making my selections every year. pretty soon she will be picking them herself. Maybe even planting them too.
Check out our suppliers tulips site to see what colors and color blends are available. You need a password to get in but no worries — here it is.. Password: Shovel There’s a link on the left with their recommendations for the South, which is what these 2 beauties shown here are. It’s a nice variety of sizes and colors.
Unfortunately for the most part Tulips are treated as annuals here. They don’t come back bigger and better ever year like they would up north. You can lift them after blooms fade and store in a fridge but if you’re like me fridge space is at a premium. These bulbs are harvested in October and pre-chilled until December for planting. You can typically plant them as late as January – of course they still will have to be pre-chilled. If you would like to order Tulips or Daffodils please feel free to give us a call for a quote and order information. Whether your planting them yourself or wanting them professionally planted we can help you with your spring color needs.
Maria Bargellini is the President of Dallas Curb Appeal Inc, which also operates several helpful websites such as; DFW Christmas Lights, Lawn Sprinklers Dallas and the Outdoor Lighting Expert. Please visit our sites for helpful information on all your outdoor needs.