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Late April 2019: tulips along the walkway

Saving space here for the 2019 blooms when they are at their best,
to compare with 2018 and 2017 pictures below.
Go here for close comparisons of 2017, 2018, & 2019

Below: Firespray tulips the first year, April 20, 2016
 
Below: 2018, May 4, showing the decline since 2016.

 
2018 vs. 2016. The tulips were disappointing in 2017, so we replanted about 30 or so in 2018. The results were not impressive:
2018 on the left and 2016 on the right. Numbers 1-5 show how much smaller the 2018 display was.
 
The change from multiple to single blooms is obvious.

The pictures below are grouped by section, 2017, then 2018, then 2019. You can see where tulips did not come up Spring 2017 (pictures taken 4/20/2017) or 2018 (mid to late May). By the time I got to taking the pictures, the 2018 blooms were long gone. I did better in 2019.

2017, 2018, 2019 by the numbers
FIRST SET 2017
 
FIRST SET: 2018 (pictures taken May 27, 2018)
Below, stems at #3 and #4 were new in 2018. #6 and #7 did not come up in '17 or '18; #8 was old, #9 was new in '18, 11-12 old.
 
Below are from 2019 (April 21):
 
SECOND SET
 
SECOND SET: 2017 above, 2018 below. Little if any improvement: 19 is new in 2018, 20 blank both years,21 ok both years.
 
Below are pictures from 2019 (April 21):
 
THIRD SET
 
THIRD SET: 2017 above, 2018 below; again, little change--but 19 is new in 2018. #20 blank both years, 21 did not come back in 2018, 23-24 did
 
Below are pictures from 2019 (April 21):
 
FOURTH SET
 
FOURTH SET: 2017 above, 2018 below. Little change but reslts are hard to compare. Maybe #16 is new in 2018.
 
2019 below
 
FIFTH SET
 
FIFTH SET: 2017 above, 2-17 below. This is the biggest improvement in 2018: #15, 16, 19, 21, and 23, 5 new ones in 2018.
 
SIXTH SET
 
SIXTH SET
2017 above, 2018 below, again showing marked improvement, several new blooms in 2018 at 1, 3, 5, 7, maybe 9.
After that, though, nothing either year except #14, which was there in 2017, did not reappear.
  Picture from 5/27/2018
 

SEVENTH SET. 2017 above, 2018 below. No improvement in 2018. Picture below from 5/27/2018



Note to AJF:
Pictures from 2019 stored with those in garden/2018/May/2/ directory with those from 2017-2018. The home file for the 2019 page is tulipwalk19.html, kept in this same directory. 4-23-2018