Kane Landscapes

Time for Tulips!

Written by John Kane

Tulips 1Color – It’s what makes the spring season special. From the yellow of daffodils to the diverse rainbow of tulips, bright and cheery colors are a sure sign that winter is over and warmer weather is on the way.

Every fall, I work hard to ensure th at my garden is ready for this spectacular array. Luckily, I have a special ally in this effort. I can call on my son when he visits my house. For a glass of wine (or two) and some entertainment for his kids, I can get Josh’s expertise on where to lay tulip bulbs or how to set the plants so that they make the garden look so special.

Tulips 2This past year, Josh helped me set some 200 bulbs of both daffodils and tulips. While daffodils come back every year, tulips are not so hardy and require replanting every fall. Even though it can take several hours, I find the time to be a good outdoor experience for a crisp fall weekend. I must say, it really helps when your son has the right tools and augers so the job goes easy and fast. Take a look at the photos below to see if you don’t agree that a week of blooming daffodils and tulips is not worth the effort:


Tulips 3So, even if you aren’t lucky enough to have a horticulturist in your family to prepare for your next spring extravaganza this coming November, you can call Kane Landscapes to help you. The daffodils are an investment in ongoing seasonal color and the tulips are a minor annual expense for a wonderful kick-off to spring.


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