Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ABC Wednesday

Emergence
Last summer when these tulips were done blooming, I removed the spent leaves and stems and dug up the bulbs with great hopes that in the fall I would plant them again in our new home. Alas, it was not to be. Last fall at tulip planting time, we had indeed moved, but not to a permanent home, and I wasn't even sure where the saved bulbs were in those mounds of boxes.
As boxes were unpacked, I found the bulbs, and in November planted them in pots, hoping that though it was late, I could still coax them to grow.
And they have!
A couple weeks ago, little tips started poking out of the soil and they are growing bigger, unfolding into green leaves.







I do not have a good camera for close-ups, but I like how you can see the plant pushing the soil up and out the way as it reaches for the sun. Hooray for emerging growth!






15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

It is wonderful to see things like the tulips come to life again! I love it! Great post for the day! Enjoy!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

How exciting to see new growth emerging. I think tulips are one of my favorites.
Glad you found the bulbs.

Jama said...

Can't wait to see them in full bloom!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Spring! it's almost here! I always get pretty excited when they push outta the ground, fun photos!

Tumblewords: said...

How exciting! They look very healthy!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love watching plants grow. It is so hopeful, especially towards the end of Winter!
When my son was little I had him keep a journal of Paper Whites growing by drawing their picture every other day. He thought it was the neatest thing.

Irene said...

I love your E. Emergence is such a beautiful word. Really like how the bulbs are spurting out.

lv2scpbk said...

I wish we could see plant growth right now but theirs too much snow on the ground.

On behalf of the ABC team, thanks for participating.

LisaF said...

A great E word! I always love to see new growth on plants. It makes me hopeful for spring. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to see you back soon.

Mara said...

That's what I should have done as well: put all the bulbs in pots instead of leaving them in my shed.

And tulips are a great choice as well...

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

What a great sight to see! I am going to start looking around for such sights!!!

jay said...

Great post! I love the first picture!

I have tulips in pots, too - my 'Princess Irene' tulips. I so hope they'll grow again this year!

Troy said...

How Exciting, that your tulips survived their journey.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you will join me next Tuesday with a Trivia Tie in.

Troy

~Michelle~ said...

Oh lovely Spring! What a happy emergence!

Roger Owen Green said...

Spring can't arrive fast enough! - Ramblin' with Roger