40 Tulip bulbs

There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off…..be joyful in hope, patient in affliction , and faithful in prayer.

Proverbs 23:18…Romans 12:12
Bulbs bought in September aching to be planted.
Simple tall white flowers
no frills
no doubles or touches of colour.
I think that is what is locked inside.

“I love planting bulbs. It is making promises with tomorrow, believing in next year and the future.”

Jean Hersey Author
These lovely leaves,
used in my post Pulmonaria, Italian Arum and a violet,
are considered weeds.
I was pulling these out yesterday to get the ground ready for the bulbs.

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival except for learning to grow in rows.” Doug Larson
“Weeds are flowers too, one you get to know.” AA Milne

Well there was space for the bulbs today so all 40 went in.

Bulbs all laid out with a little order in spacing
to start their winter journey.
I wish them well and hope
that some will make it through uneaten by our greedy grey squirrels.

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.

Minnie Aumonier English Actor and writer 1866 – 1928. I found his life interesting. Here is a summery.

Minnie Aumonier married Gertrude Peppercorn. A year after their marriage he began writing and performing his own sketches. He had acute observation skills of people and this helped him to be so good as an actor that he received lavish praise. Unfortunately it is not known if any recordings exist, but theatre was the entrance to writing. Sadly in the mid 1920’s he developed tuberculosis a disease I have sympathy for. In my early years we lived on the grounds of an infectious disease hospital with the majority of patients experiencing the symptoms of tuberculosis. It was not so easily treated then. Aumonier says that he was sent to a hospital in Norfolk where a newspaper left next to his bed was damp in the morning. In 1927 he went to be treated in Switzerland but died there in 1928. He was 62.

The tulips in the hidden garden are expected to be the ones on the left. Smooth and creamy white.

I grow plants for many reasons:

to please my eye or

please my soul,

to challenge the elements or

to challenge my patience,

for novelty, for nostalgia, but mostly

for the joy in seeing them grow-

David Hobson.

Thank you for looking at my post.

Sandy πŸ™‚

16 thoughts on “40 Tulip bulbs

  1. I struggle sometimes with the concept of weeds. Many are so lovely. “A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival except for learning to grow in rows.”πŸ˜„


  2. How exciting, I am looking forward to your garden of tulips in bloom πŸ™‚

    I am enjoying seeing your little turtle popping in on occasion, curious little gal! πŸ˜… If I come across my Grandmom’s blue turtle like yours, I am going to show it to you. You make me miss my silly little momento. πŸ˜‰


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