Thursday, September 3, 2015

TULIP CUTTING GARDEN, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Tulip Garden Row - image via Southernliving.com
Love this strip of a tulip cutting garden.  This seems like something that wouldn't be too hard to replicate...though I'm guessing that 10 months out of the year it's just a dirt strip?  Not sure how one handles that when you have a dedicated bulb bed...

Still it looks absolutely beautiful.  Heck, it's so pretty, I'd be hesitant to cut them to bring inside because they are so gorgeous as they are, ha.  

Be inspired!

12 comments:

Anne in the kitchen said...

I have a tulip cutting bed at the lake house. Since I am only there on weekends I cut those suckers regularly

Sandy said...

1st Man,

The tulip strip is gorgeous! I would probably extend the strip on all sides and plant something around the border. This way you're not looking at dirt the remain period of time.

Sue said...

A single species would give you a 2 week span of blooms at the very most. You could mix early, mid, and late species and get a few more weeks out of it.
Also, after they bloom and die back, you can plant annuals (zinnias, etc) or even fall mums.

donna baker said...

I so love tulips, but where I live, the deer love to eat them. If you have deer, you can plant daffodils because they won't eat those.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i rarely cut flowers. i don't have the heart to cut them and bring them in.

Elephant's Child said...

I plant annuals over my bulb beds. Which works. And, while I love the look of that bed, mostly I stay way from straight lines in the garden....

DFW said...

I love tulips but the one time I tried to grow them they kept trying to come back up in the warmer winter months & wouldn't come back up in spring/summer. Beautiful though!

Gail said...

Tulips are beautiful.

Nora, Springfield, IL said...

My thought is that, for the summer, you could easily fashion a few light weight wooden raised beds on legs a couple of feet high, allowing the tulip beds to still get the light to feed the bulbs. During summer, plant flowers or some veggies in the raised beds, and pack the tables away over winter and spring. Would be cute during the fall with some hay layered on the tables and pumpkins scattered around. Just a different idea.

anne marie in philly said...

if that pretty garden were at my house, the wild deer would chomp off all the lovely flowers and leave the stems!

Alice said...

Just be careful of what kind of tulips you plant. Some (triumphs) are like annuals and are for only one season. You have to check what are best for your area as others need a cold period to bloom.

Colleen said...

Beautiful tulips.
You might consider to do some bulb lasagna (layering). https://www.google.com/search?q=bulb+layering+ideas&biw=1280&bih=628&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CDIQsARqFQoTCIPdvKrU38cCFZIRkgodY_YHHQ

http://www.gardenforever.com/pages/artLayering.htm

One thing to remember in planting bulbs..........they must have good drainage or the bulbs will rot.