This year, I left off Tulip bulbs in favor of Hyacinths and Paperwhites.
I was rewarded this spring by the return of a dozen 'Shirley'
Tulips of the 50 I planted in the fall of 2013.
This is how they looked in 2014. I have
no idea where the Muscari went.
Vetch is growing in the bed. 2015. It fixes nitrogen, so
I let it grow.
The purple blush comes slowly.
Not a single Moulin Rouge returned.
I planted out the potted Hyacinth bulbs today. They rarely fail me, that second year. There is that perverse need I have to plant Tulips again every now and then despite their dislike for a warm climate.
Somebody remind me this fall that I am to plant common Daffodils; no Tulips, no Muscari. Bulbs are meant to last forever.