Earlier I ordered 10 of these Monsella tulips and 10 big Red Dynasty tulips. Since the deer didn't eat my tulips last spring, I am feeling a lot of "tulip love" this fall and buying like crazy. Next season they will probably eat them all before I even get to see them bloom, which is exactly what they did the last time I went on a bulb buying spree. Then I will swear off tulips again. :)
The Monsellas are a big water-lily-type yellow tulip with blood-red streaks.
I also ordered a mix of 24 Giant Allium Bulbs.
I will have to spend some time before they arrive to figure out where to plant them all.
I had a great weekend. I did not leave the house since I got home from work Friday at 3:30 p.m. I've been traveling every week for over a month, so it was wonderful to get up and have no place to go. Sunday I played most of the day with my animal quilt blocks while watching HGTV design shows. I have 12 blocks finished on the quilt and a border almost complete. If you are interested in these animal blocks, I have been adding all the close up block pictures to the original post as I go along.
I need to make only 9 more border blocks and decide what to do in the four corners. Then it can go on the "finished top" pile with the other huge cardinal quilt, and the snowman quilt from last winter. I really need to stop piecing tops and get busy finishing the ones already done.
Oh, a name for the quilt just came to me as I was doing this post. How about 'Leopards & Bears, Oh My!'?
I also made up some fresh seeds packets from my recent harvest.
All in all I had a perfectly wonderful two days.