6 Secrets To Getting Your Tulips To Thrive in the South
"Nothing says spring like a garden full of tulips," says Peter Grimaldi, Vice President of Gardens and Facilities at Nashville's Cheekwood Gardens and Estate. Each fall, over an eight to ten week stretch, Grimaldi and his team are hard at work planting 150,000 tulip bulbs, which unfurl each spring as the eye-popping centerpiece of Cheekwood in Bloom, a seasonal must-visit for locals and travelers. You don't need thousands to pack a visual punch in your own backyard, though. Here, Grimaldi offers a few tips and tricks to help home gardeners transition their tulips successfully from bulb to bloom.