Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mt. Vernon Tulips

Five years ago, our family loaded up our trailer and started out on a two month vacation across the country. We visited so many wonderful places, and have great memories of the entire trip. One of our stops was Mt. Vernon. We were there in early May, and the gardeners were very busy. I noticed one of the ladies digging up tulip bulbs. I inquired as to what she was doing, and she told me that she was digging up the tulip bulbs because they didn't seem to do well a second year after going through a winter. I asked her if I could have some of the bulbs, and she told me to go ahead and take as many as I wanted. Since I didn't have much space in the trailer, I only took a few. The bulbs travelled with us the rest of our journey, and when I got home I popped them in the ground. They seem to like north Idaho just fine because each year they very cheerfully pop out of the ground to greet me and remind me that I now have a piece of Mt. Vernon right here in Idaho.


Jennie and Julie said...

I love that post. Pictures of tulips...a great vacation...and a little history thrown in. We were in Mt. Vernon last year, and I so enjoyed it. It was in the fall, so no tulips, but great fall leaves. How fun that you got to bring some home!

Sheila said...

It seems you have done a great job with the bulbs. I planted tulip bulbs in a small bed at our house about five years ago but they have never done much of anything. Just the same number of flowers as bulbs I planted come up each year.

Like your picture collage!

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