2020 – 2021 SPRING BULBS – Tulips, Alliums, Hyacinths, Narcissi, Crocus and Iris
In the Fall of 2019 for the 2020 Spring Tulip Celebration, Lewes in Bloom volunteers planted 23,080 tulip bulbs, 2000 daffodil bulbs, 900 hyacinth bulbs, 500 crocus, 500 iris and 150 allium. We cut the foliage off and allowed these bulbs to shelter in place in the ground after they bloomed. The expectation is about 40% of the bulbs that wintered in the ground will rebloom this spring.
During the fall of 2020, our Lewes in Bloom Volunteers planted an additional 26,000 bulbs. We tried to match the same varieties in each garden as were planted in 2019 for 2020. Where the same variety was not available we matched colors and general bloom shape.
The Spring of 2021 will have the most tulips in bloom that LIB has ever achieved. LIB planted spring bulbs in over 21 different locations around Lewes: 1812 Park, Citizens Bank, Canal Front Park, Cannonball House, Caldwell Banker, Children’s Learning Garden in Stango Park, Lewes Firehouse, Graves-Dogfish Corners, Warren S. Golde Gateway Garden, Lewes City Hall, Lewes History Museum Gift Shop, Lewes Library, The Lighthouse Garden, Mary Vessels Park, Otis Smith Park, Lewes Post Office, Margret Rollins Community Center, Stango Park, St. Peters and Ryvs Holt House Pots and Zwaanandael Park. The large open field in the G H P Smith Park was previously naturalized with many daffodils/narcissus bulbs that bloom each year.
Shown below are pictures of the varieties planted in both the fall of 2019 and the fall of 2020. Scroll thru the pictures of the different varieties. CLICK on a picture to enlarge it and see the variety name.
In addition to the gardens that LIB planted bulbs in 2019, we also planted bulbs in the pots at the Ryvs Holt House on 2nd Street, the pots near St Peters Church, the new Lighthouse Garden, and special collection of unusual bulbs in the Children’s Learning Garden with a new daffodil collection in Canal Front Park.
For a list of all of the bulb varieties planted and where they are located CLICK HERE. You can print it out before you explore the parks in Lewes or view it on your mobile device.