Testing My Green Thumb: Tulip Planting

9:00 AM

Beyond cherry blossoms, tulips are my absolute favorite flowers. I think it's because when I was younger, my mom planted all kinds of them in our yard and it somehow stuck with me. My favorite color tulips are white because they look so crisp and go great with the pale blue walls in my room. My dad often brings home flowers for my mom and once he found white tulips, he always made sure I had a cluster in my room.

I'm not sure why, but I never thought about planting the bulbs once my flowers died. Once my mom suggested it, I made sure to pull the bulbs out of the dirt they'd been in and leave them outside to dry. Weeks later, on a cloudy day, we went outside to give our plants a little T.L.C. and I finally got around to planting the bulbs!

The bulbs come in little clusters that look a lot like garlic. In order to plant them properly, you have to let them completely dry out (best way is to pluck them out of the dirt they are in and set them on a plate in the sun) and pull of the leftover stems.

Dig a hole.

Plop them in pointy part down. (I know, that sounds so official. I should write THE Tulip planting guide.)

Cover them over and you're good to go!

It's a really easy task, but I'm so anxious for them to bloom. I hope it's before we move because I'd love to pick some and take them with me!

What are some of your favorite flowers? Have you ever planted a garden? I'd love to hear about if and see photos!

P.S. I am so sorry for the lack of posts. The school year has come to an end and finals have drained all of my time. I have three days left and a bunch of great content lined up for the blog! I hope you stick around to check it out!

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