Garden Thyme, Spring

Easter Bunny in the Tulips

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.


Early Spring Porch  Refresh






Early Spring Decorating with Vintage Crocks


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!


Tulip Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar



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!


White Emperor Tulip

Tulip White Emperor



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.


Queen of the Night



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.


Apricot Giants


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.  


Tulip Purple Passion Collection

Dutch Grown


Pansies and violas in an urn spring container ideas spring urns

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!


Vincent Van Gogh


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!



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  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Oh, Amber! I just love all of your bunny vignettes. The great thing about having gardens is that we can enjoy these sweet little bunnies beyond the spring season. Just beautiful! Love those floral green boots!

    April 12, 2022 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Marty

    Your tulips are amazing and your garden is fabulous. Love the bunny vignettes so much.

    April 12, 2022 at 9:06 am
  • Reply CoCo

    I can’t believe you have so many different types of tulips, Amber, that is so cool! I would have never thought to mix them with the violas and pansies but they’re such a beautiful mix. Love your garden bunny and all your eggs too. They’re the perfect way to celebrate the season! Thanks so much for putting this hop together and for inviting me to join. It’s always fun to see what you guys are up to. Big hugs, CoCo

    April 12, 2022 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    Wow – all those tulips are gorgeous! Your home is just bursting with spring! I love the bunnies and all your Easter decor. Thanks so much for inviting me to join in this “hop”!

    April 12, 2022 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    Oh my soul! Tulips have been my favorite flower for as long as I can remember but today I saw some I’ve never even heard of before like the Vincent Van Gogh, Queen of the Night and the Apricot Giants! Seriously so beautiful so I can hardly wait until your next tulip post. And I totally need to find myself an adorable bunny like yours. I can see why you love your garden. I LOVE YOUR GARDEN! Thank you for letting me join in the fun today. Happy Easter!

    April 12, 2022 at 11:53 am
  • Reply debra@commonground

    WOW, I’m like everyone else, your tulip garden is AMAZING! Growing tulips in containers seems like the way to go, but I didn’t know if that would actually be feasible in my climate zone. I definitely need to try it. I have one lone tulip plant getting ready to bloom and I’m keeping my fingers crossed something doesn’t eat it. It’s all gorgeous Amber, and your little bunny friend is just so cute. Thanks so much for putting the Hop together. I’m loving all the inspiration!!

    April 12, 2022 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I am seriously in love with your beautiful bunny and spring blooms Amber. Your Purple Passion tulips along with pansies and violas brighten up our outdoor spaces. Loving all the inspiration sweet friend. Thank you so much for hosting this hop today.

    April 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Amber, your bunny is so versatile and what beautiful tulips! Those white daffodils are so pretty–I love white blooms. Pinned! Thanks again for hosting and have a blessed Easter, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    April 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Amber, if I were a bunny I would want to live in your garden. Your flowers are amazing and I love how tulips look when they are fully open. They take on a whole new personality. Wonderful blog hop! Happy Easter to you and your family!

    April 12, 2022 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    This post has hopped into my heart! I adore bulbs too so need to check out that fabulous site. Thank you so very much for hosting!

    April 12, 2022 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Mr. Bunny is sooooo cute!!! He looks cute anywhere and everywhere!!! I especially like him sitting next to tulips, the epitome of spring!!! I recently found a concrete bunny and cannot wait to place him in different places around my home and my garden!!!
    I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend!!!

    April 12, 2022 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Larissa

    Oh my goodness your garden of tulips is stunning Amber! I love the idea of planting tulips in pots! They look so elegant grouped together. I had no idea that there were so many varieties of tulips! I think the Queen of Midnight were my favorites! As always your spring vignettes were gorgeous! You are the best at vignettes! I loved seeing your mini mudroom too! It’s beautiful!!! Thank you for hosting such a fun hop!πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

    April 12, 2022 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    Amber every picture is so beautiful. I love all your tulips and that adorable bunny. You always share so much inspiration.

    Pinned several images to my boards!

    The colors of the tulips are amazing. So sorry I didn’t join the fun, but I knew I would never be ready in timer.

    April 14, 2022 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Rachel Harper

    This is just adorable. I’d love to share a link on my Sunday, Dirt road Adventures. Beautiful hop

    April 16, 2022 at 9:49 am
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