This past Wednesday was unseasonably warm for November which was a perfect time to plant tulip bulbs. Nearly every November for a number of years (and often under nasty weather situations), Juan V has planted an array of tulip bulbs in my garden (a partial view of it can be seen in the image atop this entry).
In any event over the years the bulbs he has planted have produced extraordinary and unusual tulips, many of which are included in volume one of my book series, Words In Our Beak as well as in posts within this blog.
On occasion, once my tulips have had a blooming period, certain varieties have come back the following year or even years; but for the most part, in spite of them growing in awesome containers, filled with rich soil, they have a short duration in my place.
We were not able to plant bulbs in 2019, and then, because of the long lasting lockdowns in 2020 due to consequences of the coronavirus pandemic; nothing was planted.Therefore, this year's bulb planting was quite special. The bulbs we chose — if all goes well — will produce tulips at different times so the activity in my garden should be on going.The first ones to bloom are likely to be ones known as Tulip Giuseppe Verdi, which come under the classification Kaufmanniana tulip. We put them two containers that are identical (one of them can be seen in the next image).