Tulip Tips from Chicago Gardeners
'A pleasing chaos'
Designer Marcia says the garden was done in stages. After shrubs and perennials went in, the Christensens requested a few hundred tulips and daffodils. The next year, says Marcia, “I just handed them the catalog.” Hank and Leah add more nearly every year, with big plantings every two years. Today, more than 10,000 bulbs are tucked among groundcovers and in every available cranny between perennials. “I love the abundance,” Leah says. “It’s a pleasing chaos.”