October 1st thru December 15th is the optimum time to plant fall bulbs. The bloom time might be brief, but what an impact tulips make when they emerge in the Spring! Tulips are favorites for beginner gardeners and master gardeners alike. Because they are so easy to plant, many gardeners like to use their time planning the design.
Ever thought about what “message” you’d like to communicate through your tulip design? Did you know that each color actually has a meaning? Orange tulips symbolize fascination, energy, enthusiasm and desire. Purple – Royalty and nobility and sometimes a type of rebirth. Pink – Happiness! (of course)
Red tulips are most strongly associated with true love and the meaning of yellow tulips has evolved somewhat. Yellow tulips once represented hopeless love – now is a common expression for cheerful thoughts and sunshine.
It’s also helpful to note that red and yellow actually attract the eye more easily than other colors. That is why so many designers use those colors for HOAs at the entrance ways.
A little planning and sowing this fall means great joy this spring! Happy planting!