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‘Lilac Wonder’ Tulips

We can’t grow lilacs in these parts, and tulips are often iffy.┬áBut these little ‘Lilac Wonder’ tulips (Tulipa bakeri ‘Lilac Wonder’) look promising in their first season.

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I planted the bulbs last fall, and was thrilled when the first blossoms peeked above the ground a few weeks ago.

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I was surprised to see the blossoms hugging the ground when they opened. They’re demure – ┬ánothing like a big Holland tulip – but they’re cheerful and they are hopefully not one-shot wonders. Becky at the Arbor Gate says hers naturalized.

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This week, they grew legs.

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A first-year garden is kind of a pitiful thing, all that mulch still visible; but this is a good start.

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