Monday, April 23, 2012

Our Front Door For Spring

My plan for our front door began last fall, particularly in the month of October.  I knew that I wanted some color by our front door and decided to plant some tulip bulbs in two pots that would sit on either side of our front porch.  The boys and I set to work and planted some pink tulips in preparation for some spring weather after a long, cold Wisconsin winter.  I kept the pots in the garage all winter long so that they would not freeze too hard.  Once things began to bloom in the yard, I brought the pots outside.

These are the tulips we planted.  They are called Mistress Triumph Tulips.  However, as you will see in the following pictures, the tulips are not quite the color shown on the bag.

Here are the tulips in full bloom.  They aren't quite the pale pink I imagined, but they are still pretty.

Strangely enough, there seem to be a combination of a light red and a bright pink in both pots.  I have no idea how that happened as the package shows pale pink tulips.

Next year, I'll plant some tulips in the window boxes my husband made for me as well.  The planning has begun already!

Do you have any spring flowers welcoming visitors to your home?  I would love to see them!  Does anyone know why my pretty pink tulips morphed into red and hot pink ones?  Because seriously, I have no clue...

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  1. Love tulips - I am a yellow and pink fan. Your porch looks perfect!

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just LOVE,LOVE your house!!!