Well so far so good. Today I start Blogtober Fest.
We planted tulips in the flower garden over two years, but we didn't lift the bulbs the second year. The varieties have responded to our treatment quite variably, but the tulip that has thrived is the evocatively named Queen of the Night. It has tripled in number and this is excellent as it is our favourite. The deep black/purple blooms look striking in the garden. When Sunday was going to be unseasonably warm and windy I rushed out and picked a bunch for our table. We have been enjoying them ever since, their upright form gradually bending as they continue to elongate in the vase to a more casual arrangement.