Tulip time

I have sad news to report. Dave’s Grandma passed on Wednesday night. We’re glad she didn’t linger in pain, but her loss will definitely be felt for many years to come. As you can imagine, the mood around the house is on the gloomy side. It makes me extra glad spring is moving along, and things are picking up outside. Dave’s Grandma loved flowers just as much as I did, and I know she’d be happy to see things in bloom in our yard..

There’s several pretty “bonus” tulips, as well as ones I brought from the townhouse

I just love the light frilly cream ones, and the pale yellow with just a little blush. Neither of those were mine, but a pleasant surprise from the previous owners. When they are done blooming, I’ll be digging the bulbs up to plant more strategically this fall.

And I don’t know about you, but I just the inside of tulips.

So neat.

The daffies are still blooming nicely, and I’m happy to see my frilly fancy ones survived the move.

Though I think I lost the small ones with the single peachy centre.

I’ve brought my seed trays outside to soak up some sun during the day

They still have to come in at night to avoid any potential frost, but they are doing well. The lupin are probably doing the best – you can see them just starting to form their signature star-shaped leaves.

My grocery store does a weekly promotion where if you spend $250 on groceries (not hard these days) you get a free item. Every week is different, but I was THRILLED when last week was a free hanging basket.

I chose this fiery begonia with a spider plant. I’m keeping it on the sun porch for now, but once we are past the danger of frost, it will hang on the porch at the side door for a nice pop of colour.

And last… I finally discovered why all those grape hyacinths in the catio haven’t bloomed.

And it’s not because Rupert likes to roll in them. It’s because they aren’t grape hyacinths at all…

They are Star of Bethlehem flowers. And as pretty as they are, they are also terribly invasive. These one in bloom are at the side of the house under the maple. It’s pretty dry under there, so I think that keeps them a little more in check.

The ones in the catio though – have absolutely taken over. If I can get the time this weekend. I’m going to start digging them out. There’s a lot of digging in my future…that’s for sure!

11 thoughts on “Tulip time

  1. Araignee

    I am so sorry to hear the news. It seems cruel to say goodbye just when the world is coming back to life again. May her memory be a blessing for you both.


  2. I’m sorry to hear of Dave’s Grandmom’s passing – sending extra hugs to Dave and you.

    Those tulips are gorgeous. I’m excited because Fletch just planted some lupin seeds. We used to have it growing by our patio, but over the years it disappeared.


  3. Even though you knew it was coming, it’s still very hard.
    Hugs and purrs to you; Farewell Angel Grandma.
    We have those invasive Star of Bethlehem; I pull them as soon as I find them.
    They are pretty, and have a nice smell, but they are gone.


  4. jatshaw

    Very sorry to hear about Dave’s grandma’s passing. At least you have good memories to comfort you. Your tulips are so beautiful! How do you keep the squirrels from eating them? Here they devour them as soon as they even sprout.


  5. I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s Grandma passing away. I’m sure he is taking it extra hard considering how much time he spent with her. It’s so hard to say goodbye. There were two deaths in our family in the short time we were in London. Life goes on but sometimes it seems almost cruel doesn’t it?
    Your flowers are all so lovely.


  6. I’m so sorry to read about Dave’s grandmom. I hope that memories of her will bring you and Dave comfort. May she rest in peace.

    I think I have been misidentifying one of the woods plants I see. It looks like they might be that Star of Bethlehem flower rather than wood anemone. (My plant app fails me again. LOL)


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