This blog is dedicated to sharing my thoughts on gardening in general and on the evolution and progress of my garden at my home in Albany, NY.
We moved into a "fixer upper" almost two years ago and the yard was in desperate need of help. We have already done a great deal of work but we also have a long way to go. To make the bigger jobs seem less arduous, I have planted plenty of bulbs and perennials. Right now I am waiting to see my spring bulbs come up. I am taking part in a contest revived by the Woman's Club of Albany Gardening Society. It is the "Plant Your Front Yard Contest" and used to be a big thing apparently. In order to revive it they offered 50 free tulip bulbs to participants.
I got some nice Barcelona Tulips, and planted them with a few other varieties (Recreado, Queen of Night, and some others), plus plenty of pink daffodils, multi-colored hyacinths and grape hyacinths. I can't wait to see all the color in a few weeks.
Albany loves its tulips! The photo above was taken last year at the annual Tulip fest in Washington Park.