I always admired the Angelique tulips in our Mary's Garden at Church. When fall came around, I put my name in to order a few... along with the Church order. This was the fall of 2010. I was not sure which ones to order...the pale, pale pink or the pale orange. I just fell in love with the orange ones, so I ordered several dozen of them. When they came, I planted them the correct way. I have planted tulips many times before...so I wasn't a newbie. In the spring of 2011...they made quite a show. Every one of these came up and was so pretty. I enjoyed them for many days and then let the leaves turn brown before getting rid of them.
I was over at Church and noticed that the Angeliques were breaking ground several weeks ago. Came home and checked mine...no little green nubs poking up. I thought that they might just be late. Sunday, the Church gardens were edged in these pretty tulips and mine are still underground. I've heard of people having leaves and no flowers, but no leaves at all???I just wonder what happened? There isn't a sign of green where I planted them. With the warm spring, I would have thought that they would be blooming their heads off. Can anyone offer any ideas as to what is wrong?