AUTHOR: Julia TITLE: The Color of Spring DATE: 4/24/2009 05:05:00 AM ----- BODY:

I don't grow many flowers, not because I don't treasure them, but because they take up valuable vegetable real estate. I do, however, have lots of tulips planted in the front yard. And my favorite time of spring is when they bloom along with the yellow daffodils. I love the cacophony of color.
----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) DATE:4/24/2009 07:37:00 AM We have lots of daffodils, but only one tulip, in our garden! The tulip is red, and comes back every year, but we did not plant it. I love when "travelers" appear in the garden, and every spring I thank the squirrel who must have brought it. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Anonymous DATE:4/24/2009 06:18:00 PM Julia, If I sign on to your blog almost daily--as you seem to do--I get to see what is going on with you.
In DC the tulips are still going strong.
We are having a gorgeous spring--cool, and wet, and wonderful flowers.
Love, Mom ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous noble pig DATE:4/24/2009 08:13:00 PM My tulips are already gone, so sad! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Katie DATE:4/25/2009 06:45:00 AM The tulips around Michigan are just beginning to come up. I usually try to make it over to Holland, MI for the giant tulip festival in early May because it's such a fun spring party (and usually the first one of the year).

I can't wait to move to a place where I can have a garden. I'm sure that I'll focus on vegetables, but I can see myself throwing in some tulips as well :)

I'm so excited that you've adopted me!

Katie ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Heather DATE:4/25/2009 03:24:00 PM sigh. i love daffodils and tulips too! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Sylvie, Rappahannock Cook & Kitchen Gardener DATE:4/26/2009 12:46:00 PM wonderful indeed isn't it!

But you can grow edible flowers: pansies, johnny jump-ups, cowslips and let the brassicas and mustard go to flowers: they are all edible and give a bright yellow jolt of color (mostly - some are white, as you know...)

I know, I know... it's not the same... ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Psychgrad DATE:4/26/2009 09:00:00 PM Still waiting for the tulips to bloom here. A couple more weeks and they should be out. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Julia DATE:4/27/2009 06:41:00 AM Lydia -- it's nice that the squirrel brought you something... They're usually digging stuff up and taking away from my yard.

Mom -- Spring in DC is definitely amazing! Lucky you to be able to enjoy it!

noble pig -- :(

Katie -- the nice thing about tulips is that they don't really encroach on the vegetable space.

Heather -- do you have a garden?

Sylvie -- I do grow nasturtiums, and have a few spots of color else where... but you're right, it's just not the same. Spring is when I get most of the color.

Psychgrad -- yikes, I guess I should know that Canada is behind Boston in spring colors. Lucky you to be able to look forward to it! ----- --------