Post by hollyberrylady08 on Apr 28, 2009 19:25:56 GMT -6
Last Fall I planted 320 Spring bulbs around the apartment building I live in. They are all just starting to bloom, so these are just the first pictures, but more will be taken in a few days. Most of the tulips are still green yet. The first shot is the side of the building, and the last one is of the front.
Also, the camera I used to take the shots was a web cam on my mom's mini laptop, so I'm not sure what the quality will be like until I post them. I had trouble aiming the web cam just right!
I will take pics of the daffodils, hyacinths, and freesia tomorrow. It rained all day today, so I was lucky to even get these pics, but more will be posted soon. It was difficult to get a shot of the whole area, but not to worry - I am working on it. The show is just beginning...
By the way, it took me 15 hours spread across four days, to plant 320 bulbs, in case you're wondering! It was well worth the effort though.
Tomorrow, I am buying a digital camera, so I can be done with these ridiculous web cam shots, that are not the clearest. I will show more pics very soon - I just was so excited to give you guys a peek, for now.
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2009 20:56:11 GMT -6 by hollyberrylady08
Post by hollyberrylady08 on May 1, 2009 12:24:54 GMT -6
Thank you Botesbabe! More and better pics are on their way - I am loading them now! These new shots will put the first shots to absolute shame - the difference between web cam shots, and digital camera shots!
Tulips should be planted in groups, and not in single file. They look their best when done in groups, and come up like little bouquets of flowers! The groups can be circular, square, whatever, just keep them together.
My tulips were buried 8 inches below the soil, mixed in with some rich compost, and blood and bonemeal (favorite organic fertilizer for bulbs) below. Even though there is no attractive top soil, and it is rather clay-like on the surface, the bulbs have an excellent foundation - which counts for everything! Underneath is nothing but rich soil and fertilizer.
Post by hollyberrylady08 on May 1, 2009 13:56:12 GMT -6
Oh Thanks Rita!
I do love this new camera, yes! It is truly amazing! I am snapping pictures like crazy! I have a few more shots to take, to complete the whole view - and then you have seen it all!
This is the first year for the Spring bulbs - imagine them next year! I woked so hard on planting these last Fall, and I couldn't wait to see them! I imagined this beauty, all winter long. So great to finally see it, and capture it all so wonderfully on digital! Yippeeeeee!
Post by hollyberrylady08 on May 2, 2009 17:03:57 GMT -6
Yeah those are the double daffodils, Rita! Yes, they are special! They are supposed to have a crimson lip on them, and I thought I saw one when they were first opening, but then it disappeared in the ruffled petals, as the flowers opened up more fully!
I am working on just a few more pics, and will post them soon...