Every spring I always wish I had planted more tulips in the fall. So last fall I did indeed plant more tulips – but I fear it’s not enough. I adore masses of these spring beauties in the landscape and decided to share tulip garden ideas on the blog today.
Organize clusters of tulips by color in your yard. You’ll have impressive pops of color here and there.
On the flip side, you can mix all your bulbs up and plant them willy nilly to create a less formal cottage tulip garden.
Mix your tulips with other spring bulbs for a truly impressive landscape filled with color when the weather warms up.
There are so many varieties of tulips. Solid color. Striped. Double Tulips. Parrot Tulips with their feathery edges. Do you have a favorite?
My co-worker told me she planted 300 bulbs last fall! I only planted 100 and by the time I was done I knew it wasn’t enough. I guess I’ll add more every year so it’s not as time-consuming or expensive.
I like planting tulips with shorter greenery like this tulip garden by a picket fence. Once the tulips fade and the leaves start to turn brown, the surrounding plants hide the fading tulips. You don’t want to cut the leaves until they’ve completed wilted and died. The leaves help feed the bulb.
An advantage to planting numerous tulips is that you won’t feel guilty cutting some of them to bring indoors!
Do you plant tulips in your garden beds? I’d love to know what type and color you have!