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Today we placed an order for over 1000 tulips and daffodils.

Honestly, it is closer to 2000. Promptly after the order was placed I worried that it wouldn’t be enough. So, as any sensible person would do, I placed another order of 600 more bulbs.

I am not exactly “ready” to receive this shipment. But there really is something to be said about starting before you’re ready. Perhaps that thought process isn’t applicable in this case. Although, I do have until October before they are dropped at our door.

Simply, I just have to figure out where I’m planting them. Casually build the raised planters, fill them with soil, and figure out how exactly I will run this little flower experiment. Perhaps, there are a few details that I skipped.

fresh tulips in glass vase against gray background
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As unusual as it may be, there is something quite thrilling about throwing things together at the last minute- completely unprepared. Certainly that is how I watched my dad handle more than a few things. And it always seemed to work out just fine.

Wishing there was more to tell you at this point beyond the bulbs are ordered. A concrete plan from A to B, but that will simply have to wait for another day. Know that we have the best of intentions of being able to invite you to the farm next spring. Row, upon row of spring flowers. Not a single one disturbed by chipmunks or the weather. A perfect utopia of flowers awakening after a long winter’s nap.

Safe to say the images in my head will more than likely be different than the reality. But a girl can dream. Perhaps, it’s even odd that here we are in the beginning of July talking about next spring.

What I know for sure:

The flowers are coming.

It might be a disaster.

But what fun would it be if I didn’t try?


P.S. Let me know if you’re free in October and would like to plant a few 1000 tulips.

5 Replies to “1000 Tulips”

  1. The chipmunks are devious little things. The absolute worst and they just keep coming. I’d probably spare an hour or so come October, I’ll bring Aunt Pat.

    1. They really are! Digging things up, taking the odd bite of things. I would be delighted if you came by anytime planting or not:)

  2. Flowers… wonderful! I always thought the rye field would make a great Christmas Tree farm. And if you expand your flowers in the years to come plant peony’s and dahlias-Grandma Harrison always had beautiful dahlias💕💕

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