Thursday, June 12, 2014
These tulips were planted in a front flowerbed with full sun in the fall of 2013. After a winter with record snowfall and extreme cold they bloomed about June 1 while Grandmaman was visiting in Ithaca. Thinking they might only last a few days Grandmaman took these photos on June 3 but much to our surprise they are still stunning almost 2 weeks later.
It is now June 24, over three weeks after the tulips bloomed and they are just beginning to fade. Perhaps the cool spring and late arrival of summer weather gave these tulips just what they needed to maintain their blossoms. In the photos below you can see that the red ones are loosing their petals and the red and white ones are beginning to wilt.