Hippity-Hoppity Easter’s on its way! I am excited to be celebrating all things Easter and spring today with several blogging friends for the “Easter celebrations blog hop!
Mr. Easter bunny is also joining me to take you on a little tour through the tulips and spring flowers!
You will find links to twelve other posts full of spring and Easer inspo at the end of my post.
I love decorating with this large garden bunny every spring. He is always enjoys spring flowering bulbs as much as I do!
You might recall seeing him as part of my various spring porch tours.
He is just the right height for sniffing tall spring flowers.
This year he has hopped off the front porch and has been exploring the back and side yard to see what new spring bulbs are blooming this year.
I don’t mind him sniffing, as long as he doesn’t EAT them! Something has already been munching on my gorgeous new brown sugar tulips, but I don’t think Mr. Bunny is the culprit!
My husband spoiled me last Mother’s Day by allowing me to order quite a few new tulips and daffodils from Dutch Grown. I am a spring bulb fanatic, so I have been loving every minute of my gorgeous new spring blooms! All of them have come up and been wonderful performers with the exception of the brown sugar tulips which were supposed to circle the base of the weeping cherry tree.
Some curious critter dug up the bulbs before they had a chance to grow, but Mr. Bunny isn’t to blame!
All of the other tulips are thriving! There are several late blooming varieties that are just starting to bloom so I will have a couple more weeks of my beautiful tulips to enjoy. This litte bunny patch is full of a mix of Emperor white Tulips and almost black Queen of the Night tulips. My husband did such a wonderful job planting all these tulips and daffodils!
The white emperor tulips are almost the shade of the white daffodils in the background, and I am loving the visual flow here.
The white daffodils are heirlooms that have been here long before moved in, while the little yellow and white variety are part of an “Eight weeks of Daffodils” naturalzing mix newly planted in border in front of the existing heirloom row of various daffodils.
The Queen of the Night tulips are my favorite! I will share an update post when they are all bloomed out.
There are even more lovely tulips just outside our side entrance. The apricot giants bordering the little flower bed have been nothing short of stunning!
As you can see by the gap in the row, these tulips are NOT deer resistant! To combat this problem I have resorted to meticulously covering all of my tulips with bird netting every evening.
The cottage garden full of tulips is just outside our mini-mudroom entrance, so I thought a tulip wreath would be fitting for this part of spring.
Here in early spring you can see the tulips at the base of the bird bath just starting to come up.
Now I just have to peek outside my door to see tulips galore! A large vintage galvanized tub is full of a mix of “Purple Passion” tulips. The purples have been blooming since mid-March, and the white and purple-edged variety in the same bucket is just getting ready to bloom.
And can we just talk about the beauty of those sweet pansies and violas in the elegant urn? I love elaborate mixed spring containers, but sometimes simple is just as striking.
The resin faux burlap sack pot is full of Van Gogh tulips. I can’t wait to see these beauties!
Growing tulips in pots and urns is a garden look I have been crushing on for several years, and this little area by the side door is giving me all the spring feels! There are several other pots that I didn’t get around to photographing due to rain. I plan to rearrange my pots and take some more photos before the tulips are finished blooming. I will share an updated post of what I come up with.
This type of swoonworthy design by Claus Dalby is the look similar to the look I am going for. I have already picked out new bulbs for next year and will be hunting all spring and summer for pretty pots and urns for next year’s display.
Of course I must have tulips inside too! In the living room an eye-catching vase of faux tulips is brightening up the space and fooling everyone who sees them!
I see no reason not to enjoy these tulips from March through May. After all, they will stay “fresh!”
To see more of these beautiful tulips and several other adorable garden bunnies, you can check out this year’s Spring Home Tour in Vintage-Traditional Cottage Style.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing Mr. Bunny’s hop through the garden today! Be sure to stop back next week to see more of my spring tulips and garden. Now it’s time to head over to A Stroll Through Life to see Marty’s fun Easter egg ideas. Be sure to check out all of the other beautiful Easter Celebrations that my blogging friends are sharing via the links below. I know you will enjoy them all!
Have a blessed Easter!