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Old 1 Week Ago   #241
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Beautiful! When I think of Australia, tulips aren't the first thing that comes to mind. What a show!
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Old 1 Week Ago   #242
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Wow... so nice to see that display of spring flowers just when fall is closing in. A month ago there were tulip and other bulbs piled high in every store I visited, and relatively inexpensive for a change. So I have a bag of new things to plant shortly, to add to my scant supply of spring flowers.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #243
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I bought 24 tulip bulbs and 24 daffodil bulbs. I have to refrigerate my bulbs for six to eight weeks before planting. Daffodils are planted around Thanksgiving and tulips are planted around New Year's Day. In my climate they are treated as annuals.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #244
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Our tulips and daffodils are just finishing flowering here, dead headed the daffy and will do tulips soon. Tesselaars will dehead their plants as soon as the festival finishes. Took hundreds of photos (one or two flower, then name tag), when I get them sorted, I will post some more.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #245
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Wow! Just beautiful and always so interesting to see your spring during our fall
Looking forward to all of your pics through the winter!
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Old 1 Week Ago   #246
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Mcsee and his wife dropped in today while heading down to Melbourne. Could not believe how much grass we have in comparison to Maffra, where they live. We had over 9 inches of rain in August and over 5 in September, while they would have been lucky to have had half an inch in that time. There is just over 50 miles between where we live.

They dropped off 4 tomato plants, including Zena's Gift, recieving some Kang Kong plants and seed in exchange.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #247
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Some more from Tesselaars, this time from the Display gardens. The Daffodils were past their prime. One interesting fact that was supplied during the day. It takes seven years from seed for a tulip to flower, and twenty to grow them up in sufficient numbers for a large scale farm to offer them for sale.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #248
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Some more tulips
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Old 1 Week Ago   #249
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Some striped pinks
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Old 1 Week Ago   #250
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Apologies for some being on there side. My favorites would be the last and the open red on yellow in post 248
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Old 1 Week Ago   #251
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Now it feels like Spring! Nice tuips. I bought some yesterday, Yin Yang, a mix of black and white. Only, WHERE to plant them!
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Just beautiful!
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Old 1 Week Ago   #253
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Wow!
I was actually just looking at the Labrador Tulip over at Baker Creek to purchase (is that a Labrador Tulip in your last pic)?
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Old 1 Week Ago   #254
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So lovely! I agree on your faves, but they're all pretty stunning! I didn't know that growing out tulips was such a labor of love. Something to do with your small kids, the virtue of patience being a lesson well learned.. if paid in flowers.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #255
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Sqwibb, I think the dark fringed one is probably Black Parrot or Dark Parrot, they have one with a name along those lines. Don't recall a Labrador, will have a look at photos of name tags and a bit of a Web hunt to try to confirm for you
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