The most remarkable thing about this is that for well over a decade this tulip has only had one flower. This year there are two, and another tulip near it, which hasn’t bloomed in decades though the greens have come up, will bloom with two flowers in a few days.
In July 2016 my 70-foot wild black cherry tree collapsed on a hot sunny day. I loved that tree, and at that size it dominated my yard. It provided a lot of shade, but the sun had always shone in this area in the morning. I guess it just wasn’t enough.
So I had some fun photographing this pair this afternoon. The flowers are very small, like small tumblers. They look like mother and daughter flowers with their sizes. The spiders have already been hard at work building sheer nets across open areas where insects will fly through.
I don’t even remember purchasing these bulbs, though I know I planted a few tulips next to my stone steps for a portion of the way. Maybe the others will actually surface someday.
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