The Ice Stick tulips welcomed Spring today. They are a very early variety of tulip, blooming earlier even than most of my daffodils.
They are quite small, only 8” tall, but a welcome sight after winter.
This is the earliest that they have bloomed since I planted them in the fall of 2005. They bloomed on April 6 in 2006 and on April 11 in 2007. Last year was a particularly cold spring so everything was late. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. This post from 2007 is the perfect example, comparing photos of 2006 and 2007.