Sadly the tulips don’t last long (but what a wonderful way to launch in to warmer weather). But wait, there’s more (RIP Billy Mays).
Even the worms get excited this time of year. They must have really been focused because usually as I approach they snap back in to their holes like lightning.
Crabs (Royal Raindrops) are quite spectacular.
After the tulips die it’s time to pull them all up and put in bedding plants for the year. I don’t think we’ve ever had the same arrangements – always something different.
One of my first chores each spring is to get the pond and fountains going again.
The beginning of the end for the crab blossoms. Many years the garden room will be so covered in petals that it looks like it snowed. This year it seemed to spread out over a much longer time so they never built up as much.
These tulips will be gone in a few days to be replaced by the trays (and trays and trays) of bedding plants.
Yes, Minnesota does have azaleas. This is a Northern Lights developed by the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.