I love tulips and when they start emerging in early February, it signals that spring is well on its way. Although I had good intentions, I never got around to planting tulip bulbs back in the fall. I am fortunate enough to drive by a couple of businesses each day that have breathtaking tulip exhibits. Most of the ones pictures below were planted by local landscape group, Lakewood Landscape Group. Their vibrant colors have been on spectacular display for several weeks now.
Potted tulips are very plentiful in garden centers this time of year, and they are usually fresher and more economical than cut stems. Potted tulips are so versatile. Several pots of the same color can be tucked in a container to quickly transform a dining table, an entry hall or an outdoor entertaining space. You can also mix different colors. Add a little Spanish moss and sheet moss, and you have an instant arrangment for very little cost. I purchased five pots of tulips, and wanted to show different ways to use them in a home or garden setting.
I used some of my outdoor planters on our back porch and pool area for the following pictures.
Below a container crafted from bark to resemble a tree stump, a bowl, a sheet moss container and a rustic basket make great vessels to display the potted tulips.
Use a grouping of potted tulips to make a color statement in your home or garden!