SoCS — Lip Tulip

This is the time of year when I pull into my driveway all smiley because the tulips are coming up.

Although, the other day, I pulled in and my daughter’s boyfriend was parked in the drive which distracted me from my tulips. Apparently he was mortified, while I tee-hee-hee’d. He couldn’t back his tiny car out of our enormous drive with me alongside him so I had to completely back out and turn into the street in front of my neighbor’s house so that he could get out. He should maybe bring her home more often — he can get more practice backing out, they can have lip-to-lip time, and I can avoid the carline — it’d be good for everyone, see?

Anyway, off lips to tulips:

Most of them aren’t open yet, but the white ones have been up and open about a week now. By the time we clear the brown and gray from the lawn, all the colors will have opened and they’ll be at the height of their blooms.

I love tulips so very much. I plant more every year. They are my favorite flower.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday — SoCS ‘lip’ is brought to you by LindaGHill

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55 Responses to SoCS — Lip Tulip

  1. Prior... says:

    after laughing at the lip-to-lip and backing out fun…
    these three little sentences had such spring melody when I read them:

    “I love tulips so very much. I plant more every year. They are my favorite flower.”

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  2. J-Dub says:

    Muy Bonita!!

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    Your tulips are gorgeous. They are a wonderful sign of spring.

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  4. Laura says:

    Oooooo…those are SUPER pretty. Super duper pretty! I see why they’re your favorites.

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  5. orbthefirst says:

    We just went trough 2 days of thundersnow, so no flowers here. Yours look nice though.

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  6. JoAnna says:

    There’s something exciting about not yet opened flowers. Like wrapped presents. Beautiful tulips and a delightful post with the tee-hee-hee.

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  7. I love tulips! 🌷 Yours are so beautiful 😍

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  8. Tulips are truly one of the most beautiful flowers, and I can’t grow them. The squirrels eat them all. 😦 So, thank you for sharing yours because they are truly lovely as is your attitude toward your daughter’s boy friend. 🙂

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    • joey says:

      Judy, I don’t know if I told you before, but the very dark purple tulips, Queen of the Night, the squirrels ate them all over time. They must taste delicious. The orange have also taken quite a hit! Now, the reds and pinks, they have only gotten a few, but to my knowledge, they haven’t eaten any white ones, and so, I continue to plant whites, but I don’t plant the purple or orange ones anymore.
      I also feed my squirrels A LOT in the fall following the planting.

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  9. Susanne says:

    You should visit OTTAWA in May if you love tulips because we have a tulip festival every year. Long story but in ww2 the city sheltered the Dutch royal family. After the war they sent the city thousands of bulbs and that’s how it started.

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  10. Ally Bean says:

    I love tulips and yours are gorgeous. I could stream of conscious my day away writing about them. We can’t have them here because the squirrels eat the bulbs in the fall, but if I could I’d follow your idea and plant them everywhere.

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    • joey says:

      Thank you, Ally Bean! I am happy to share 🙂
      I will repost what I wrote to Judy here:
      The very dark purple tulips, Queen of the Night, the squirrels ate them all over time. They must taste delicious. The orange have also taken quite a hit! Now, the reds and pinks, they have only gotten a few, but to my knowledge, they haven’t eaten any white ones, and so, I continue to plant whites, but I don’t plant the purple or orange ones anymore.
      I also feed my squirrels A LOT in the fall following the planting.
      I don’t know if that helps, but alas, that is the way of it here.

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  11. markbialczak says:

    You are ahead of us with with the blooms, Joey. Hooray for the season.

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  12. I love tulips as well. Sadly every one I plant dies…

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  13. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Lucky you, Joey! Mine are not up yet and I’ve been fighting with the deer who LOVE to eat my tulips. I pull out my secret weapon to keep them away, darn it! Your tulips are gorgeous! Too bad they don’t last long. Enjoy them while you have them, dear friend!! 🦋🦋🦋

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    • joey says:

      We don’t get many deer. We get more interstate 😛 I’ve seen one deer on my street in 6 years. Tulips are my favorites and while I’m sad they don’t live all summer, by the time they wither, there are other garden joys in bloom 😀

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      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        We sort of live in the country, or at least we did until suburbia popped up all over the place. These deer have been pushed out of their natural habitat and so end up in MY gardens. And you are right. After the Tulips more flower delights are there to enjoy. 🌱🌱🌱

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  14. bikerchick57 says:

    Thank you for bringing spring to my day, Joey. Tulips and daffodils are happy flowers because they signify spring. I hope we start seeing them here by the end of the month.

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    • joey says:

      I hope you do, too! I know you had some bad weather the other day. My other Wisconsin dweller said he just had two days of thundersnow :/
      We sometimes get snow on our tulips, but they do always arrive in April 😀 It is my pleasure to share them.

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  15. Benson says:

    From two lips to tulips you have it all. Beautiful blooms.

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  16. Maggie says:

    You seem like a great mom. Kudos to you. Love the tulips and the two lips!

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  17. I always liked tulips. Just talked to Mom, and she’s overrun with daffodils right now. She’s been digging them out and giving bulbs to people.

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  18. marianallen says:

    Oh, those are beautiful! I think lily-of-the-valley is my favorite flower, but I like tulips, too. Glad you have some to make you happy!

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  19. I love your tulips although they would be bent under the weight of all our snow today. 😦 My daffodils are NOT happy. And as for lip time, two lips are better than one, don’t you think? 🙂

    janet

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    • joey says:

      Two lips are better than one! Four may be best 😛
      This is the first year in the 6 we’ve lived here when it did not snow on my tulips. It could still, but previously, April the 12th was the last snow. I have a few damaged daffodils from 2015. They froze and since then those few don’t open :/

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  20. JT Twissel says:

    I didn’t think you had a daughter old enough to date someone with a drivers’ license! Tulips are delightful but out here they don’t bloom for very long.

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  21. larva225 says:

    Yessssss tulipssssss! I swear it’s just too damn hot down here for them. 😭😭

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  22. Amy says:

    I love tulips! I don’t have any, but I admire all the ones around town. I’ve heard that all of my trees have sprouted their leaves while I’ve been away. This makes me very happy!

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  23. I so agree that tulips are the bomb. Sadly here in s=So Cal they are difficult to winter in the fridge and then while I can get the greens the next year never the beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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