Mark's Magic Garden - Plant tulip bulbs now...

It is now time to plant those spring flowering bulbs in the colder regions of the northern half of the world. 

So in the spirit of arousing enthusiasm for what may appear to be a job with no pay-off...
keep these images in mind while you labor away planting daffodils, tulips, allium, hyacinths, scilla and more in cool earth....

The photos here are of Mark Egener's garden.
I worked with him to transform his property into a sweeping landscape complete with deer fence, gate, new drive, terrace, walls, grass steps, etc. I then planted some bulbs for him and his family to enjoy in spring was a small gesture of gratitude for such a wonderful project.

Well, the next spring,  when Mark saw tulips blooming around a lovely Kwanzan Cherry tree that I planted by his new drive he flipped.
He really liked them....I thought, 'Great! I am so glad he likes them...have to do more next fall..."

I forgot to do it, however. But Mark remembered. And he called me up me this past spring and asked me to stop by. Well, he actually ordered me to stop by. He said, "You must come and see what I did"...

I call it 'Mark's Magic Garden' or 'Mark's Garden of Delight'... I better call him up and ask what he has up his sleeve for next spring...enjoy these photos of Mark's horticultural passion:

Multi petalled daffodil - so luscious

Ice Cream Color Tulips! Way to Go, Mark!

Grass Steps with Redbud and masses of tulips

Tulips with garden behind

Not a bulb but Mellow Yellow Spirea (Ogon) -  as bright as a daffodil in early Spring

I hope this inspires you to plant some bulbs this fall....and Daffodils are deer resistant...


  1. Oh! Those flowers caught my attention. It seems you have a great flower gardens. How I wish I could have a cool garden like yours. Keep it up!


  2. Thanks - I love flowers...when I studied landscape architecture I had no clue about flowers but after working for a French gardener form versailles I learned to adore them!

  3. Oh! I love those beautiful flowers so colorful. I also try to collect flowers and put it in a cute vase. I enjoyed reading your article. It makes a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Great pictures! I was looking at your blog for some inspiration, because my husband and I are trying to redo our backyard. We needed some outdoor landscape design ideas, which is how I found your website. Thanks for posting!

  5. Cecelia - I will post more inspiration ideas for you and your hubby....:-)

  6. If you are looking to add wonderful spring color in your front yard, your ideal planting season is during the fall to receive the gorgeous spring time blooms. A general outline of characteristics of various flowering trees and their unique and distinctive colors, and the normal time and length of flowering is dependent upon location.

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