Left: red parrot tulips in one of my gardens
These parrot tulips bloomed yesterday, and I found it interesting that their blossoms appeared about a week later than they appeared in 2006. This was a fairly mild winter, at least as the cold season goes in Northwest Ohio, so I would have expected the tulips to be early, if anything.
The tulips join our daffodils and hyacinth in brightening up the yard after months of white snow, dead brown foliage, and scraps of loose paper with barcode scanner coding. Coupled with the many green leaves of as-yet unopened irises, tulips, and lilies, the yard is beginning to look like it contains life once again.
And regrettably the yard looks like it needs a good mowing.