A few days ago I took this photo in the garden. Back in April I went to the Flower and Garden Show in Melbourne, had a fabulous time, and bought my first tulip bulbs (how hard can it be?).
I stored them in the fridge for the required six weeks; forgot about them and left them for an extra four or so weeks; then planted them, some in the garden bed, and some in big pots.
And here's the first signs of flowering!
And now it's a few days later. My first tulip!
They are a real favourite of mine as a cut flower, but so much nicer in the garden.
3 hours ago