Monday, March 14, 2011

No Tulips For You!!!

     As I mentioned before my hubby and I laboriously planted about one hundred tulip bulbs last fall.  It was hard work.  The soil here in Utah is clay and very hard and in November it is cold and gooey. We had to divide it up into about two weeks worth of work because we have bark covered with thick landscape fabric which we, for each bulb planted, had to cut a hole and then dig out the earth to a depth of about six or eight inches, plant the bulb and then put the dirt back in the hole.  It is exhausting, dirty work.
     Planting tulips was my idea and the hubster was a rather unwilling helpmate.  I kept telling him how great it would be when spring time came and we had a mass of bright red tulips bursting forth like little fairies ushering in a new season.  I didn't really say that because he would have just looked at me with that look, the one that says 'I can't believe you just said that, out loud.' I did talk it up though.  It gave me another reason to look forward to spring. 
     So here we are the middle of March and there is absolutely no sign of any tulips, not one.  What's up with that!? We worked so hard. We deserve to see the fruits of our labor.  Where are they? Did we do something wrong?  How can all of them not come up? Is it some kind of tulip conspiracy?  I need some answers!  WHERE ARE MY TULIPS?!!!


  1. I don't know why your tulips haven't grown, mine are starting to show. I would say just give it a little more time.

  2. Bursting forth like little fairies? What the freakin crap?!?!!!!