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Joyful Tulipsfrom: Lawn and Garden Magic
Tulips are popular flowers that are loved and appreciated by people all over the world. If you'd like to have tulips in your garden or if you already have tulip foliage, wouldn't it be nice if you could have them blooming for as long as two months? This is certainly possible with proper care and selection of species tulips and here's a few simple tips help you accomplish what you may think is impossible.
You may not know it yet, perhaps you've only known how beautiful tulips, but species tulips bloom the earliest. In order for you to know tje species, look at their label that will include Latin names such as kaufmanniana, tarda and several others. Even though they bloom earlier than hybrids, they're also the shortest. Therefore, it's best you place them in the front row of your garden so they won't be overshadowed by other taller plants. You certainly don't want your beautiful tulips to be hidden, do you?
To maintain a garden with a natural look, leave this to species tulips as they're the most natural looking and effortlessly spread through self-sown seeds. It's been speculated that the later tulips bloom, the taller the flower and the next earliest bloomers are only slightly taller than the earliest species tulips.
Those that bloom between 12 - 18 inches are mid-season bloomers you'll know this when you see labels that read double early, single early, fosteriana, etc. These foliages have strong stems which are enough to hold the flowers and help them endure any type of weather, thus making them suitable in any area of your garden.
Next are late-season tulip that flourish towards the end of May. The names associated with late-season tulips are lily flowering, single late, double late, viridiflora and parrot tulips. Aside from these names, you'll know they're late-season because of their towering height. Most late-season tulips are very tall, measuring about 18 - 24 inches and they have the most interesting variety of colors.
Keep in mind that they require full sun and need well drained, almost gravely soils that drain quickly between rains. For better results with your tulips, when preparing the location or your garden, improve the area several inches wider and deeper and plant the foliage more than 5 inches deeper. Planting tulips on a gentle slope or in a raised bed of your garden guarantees proper drainage, which is necessary to have an the spectacular results you're looking for. If you consider this information, you're sure to have tulips in your garden for a couple of months.
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