Thursday, April 9, 2009

Black Mountain

This is a picture of Black Mountain from Lake Mead Blvd. down the hill from Lake Las Vegas. Black Mountain Garden is located in the middle of the 3 mountain ridges pictured above.

The red tulips are starting to bloom. The first 2 blossoms were cut short by what I suspect to be an adverse reaction to the amended soil that I worked into the top 2 inches of soil surrounding the plants in all of the beds. The leaves have been burned, and new growth is slightly curled and stunted. Here is a picture of the first tulip flower. Isn't the color amazing?
They are quite wild looking especially without any stems. This is the first time I have had tulips in Nevada. The bulbs were purchased on clearance and planted in January. I love the leaves and maybe next year they will have stems.
We are supposed to have a 30% chance of rain in a couple of days.

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