…soft pink springness……….

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The last photo of my pink tulips.  Sadly one evening, I went to bed, and just as I was dozing off, I thought about refilling the tulip vase with water….but was just so tired that I said…I can’t.  And I always…always normally will get up and do the thing that I should……but this time….my eyes would not stay open….and I went to sleep….

Poor tulips….come morning, each and every one was flopped over, hanging limply over the side of the crystal vase.  I quickly filled the vase with water and hoped.  All day I watched.  First one leaf, and then a few hours later two leaves started to revive.  This morning, 3 tulip heads are standing straight….I am still hopeful that more will want to stand and see the sun……

 

…the mystery of the pink tulips……….

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Every fall I need to replant red tulips in the front garden, as there is too much shade there for them to ripen properly and flower a second year.  So the once bloomed red tulip bulbs of the front I dig up and replant into the back garden, where they come up fine.

But a funny thing happens between the front and the back garden.  After two seasons, the back garden tulips slowly turn pink.  These tulips started out red in the front, and have been blooming pink in the back garden for a couple of years.

….pink, once red, tulips…….my garden this morning…………