Springtime is usually a rather short-lived affair ere so we have to make the most of it. This year has been really strange with heatwave followed by snow followed by ... don't know but Spring would be nice.I like to have some bulbs and now that I have a fenced off area around the pond I can do this. I try to stick to types that could conceivably grow here naturally so tulips but only of the wild kind. My Tulipa are the lovely pink and white 'Lady Jane' and the pale yellow and red 'Clusiana Sheila'. I think that the Clusium inthe name refers to the town of Chiusi near here in Umbria. These Tulipa also have the advantage that they naturalise as I realy cannot be bothered to lift and store them over winter. The Dutch iris are also a boon and initially the porcupine did not like them but since have developed a taste for them and destroyed an entire bed; so far the wild animals have left my Narcissus 'Cheerfulness' alone so fingers crossed.
Happy Spring Bloom Day,
PS 'wild' or species tulips in Italian are termed 'selvattico' = savage