Tyler Rose Garden plants 8,000 bulbs

Tyler Rose Garden plants 8,000 bulbs
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:18pm



As if the Tyler Rose Garden wasn’t already one of the most beautiful places in the country, this spring will prove to be even grander as more than 8,000 bulbs planted this winter begin to bloom throughout the garden.

“We wanted to add something special that would appeal to spring visitors and to our local residents who come out to enjoy the garden,” said Parks Director Stephanie Rollings. “As these bulbs bloom, it should be spectacular.”

From Dec. 16 through Jan. 6, the garden staff planted bulbs in various areas throughout the garden complex totaling about 10,000 square foot. Plantings include:

• 3,700 Tulips (blooms in early March to early April)
• 2,650 Narcissus (Daffodils or Jonquils) (blooms in early to late February)
• 600 Crocus (blooms in early through mid-February)
• 500 Hyacinths (blooms in early to late March)
• 300 Dutch Iris (blooms in late March to early April)
• 100 Allium (blooms in early to mid-April)
• 5 Crinum (blooms in late April)
• 385 Spider lilies (blooms in late September)

“About half of the bulbs were planted in existing beds within the garden,” explained Rollings. “The other half were planted in turf areas to add to the natural aesthetic of the garden”.

Areas of the garden that were planted include the Camellia/Shade Garden, the Meditation Garden area (near the Koi pond and gazebo), the Rose Garden Center entrance and several slope areas in the main Rose Garden.

More than 1,000 tulips and 400 daffodil/narcissus were donated from Abbott-Ipco, courtesy of Dr. Pemberton from the Texas Agriculture Extension Agency in Overton.

The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, located at 420 Rose Park Drive, is open every day of the year from sunrise until sunset. There is no charge for entrance into the garden.

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