The Perfect Love of Tulips

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone.
It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose.
It doesn’t have to.
It is different.
And there’s room in the garden for every flower.”
– Marianne Williamson

Tulips symbolize perfect love.
Their little cupped petals form the universally-known, simple yet beloved flower for every occasion and situation.

Red tulips signify perfectly true love and passion which endures.
Pink tulips depict affection toward family or close friends.
Yellow tulips offer love despite the sentiments in the heart of the receiver. Furthermore, they call for cheerfulness and charity.
White and purple tulips bear regality as well as representing prosperous abundance.
Striking, variegated, or patterned tulips (often known as “Rembrandt Tulips”) bespeak a loved one’s beauty, especially the eyes.

The Victorians hailed this unassuming flower as a flower of kindness and love. All colors and varieties give a sense of forgiveness and charity.

With gratitude to the Turks who had commenced and the Dutch who have maintained the art of cultivating the finest tulip bulbs in the world, these once-wild bulb flowers have blossomed to a status of reigning in nearly every springtime garden. May we be ever blessed with this endearing flower in our lives.

Always cultivate the beautiful life.
Robyn J. Mock

Investment Planting

Planting is always an investment. And, each fall we have the opportunity to make an active ante. Fortunately, it is an investment with promising dividends and encouraging disbursements of eminent beauty.


For me, the process of planting, feeling the soil, and admiring the beauty, shapes, and textures of the bulbs themselves are a pleasure at planting and can be an equally rewarding experience of springtime gladness now.

daffodil-bulb-in-dirt-on-logEach bulb is a work of art, a joy of dormant creation and creating. It is a great source of satisfaction to join in and contribute to planting and unleashing each bulb’s full beauty and nourishing its latent growth.

nested-bulbs-with-red-leaf-backgroundThere are numerous varieties of bulbs that will bring varying heights, textures, and colors to your garden. Yet, many bulbs and their corresponding varieties, which bloom in the spring, cannot be planted within that season. They require planning and planting now. And if you plant them now, in the spring they will unquestionably come.

Among the most popular bulbs that need to be established in the fall with rewards in the spring are the beloved Dutch iris, tulips, hyacinths, lilies, crocus, and daffodils. Yet, other bulbs—possibly less common, but equally rewarding—might include fritillaria, crown imperials, squills, anemones, snowdrops, allium, and freesia.

little-white-bulbs-on-woodPlease note: Expert planting guides, available through cultivars and garden centers, can help determine which bulbs grow best in your individual area, including directions regarding preparation of soil, soil amendments, and planting depths for success. Determining location conditions of planting in your garden is also essential. Settings of full sun, dappled light, and shade must be considered, seeking bulbs that thrive under their related conditions.

three-hyacinthsIn this season of fall, I invite you to invest in a bright and beautiful future by experiencing the joy of planting bulbs. The beauty of your springtime, now and in the future, depends upon it.

bulb-atop-logNow is the time to invest in your garden’s successful future.

So, go expend your energies stirring up some constructive dirt, capitalize on planting attractive bulbs, and assuredly cultivate the beautiful life. we-signature-png

See Fall with Easter Eyes


“Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus


Do we see the season of fall with Easter eyes?

And nowhere is this viewpoint more evident than in the embedding of bulbs. For bulbs, like the colorful eggs we celebrate in springtime, hold the makings of life. When cultivated, they will assuredly grow and with pronouncement, vividly bloom.

Bulbs invite us to take time to recurrently participate and partake of the equally rewarding process of planning and planting our future.

They are a symbol of pronounced hope.

Plant bulbs.