As most of you know who have followed this blog over the years, I love tulips. There is nothing like the great masses of color they can lend to a garden in spring. But this year I decided, actually I decided last fall, that I wouldn’t plant so many tulips. I wanted to see which tulips returned. Certainly I didn’t get a great big showing, tulips are terribly unreliable that way, but I almost appreciated them more as they returned in small clusters or just solo. Some that hadn’t bloom in three years suddenly bloomed again. And other came back gang-busters.
The following are the ones that returned in my home garden or my clients’ gardens this spring. As I said: many happy returns.