2021 55¢ Garden Beauty – Tulips
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: February 23, 2021
First Day City: Bloomfield, IN
Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Booklet of 20
Quantity Printed: 600,000,000
You can always tell what season it is based on which flowers are blooming in your garden. When the snow begins to melt, we know spring is on its way... But it isn't until we start to see crocuses and snowdrops poke through the ground that we know winter is over.
After crocuses and snowdrops come daffodils, sweet-smelling hyacinths, and finally, tulips. Tulips are perhaps the most popular of these species, and are commonly seen in backyard gardens and elaborate public landscapes alike.
Tulips can be found in a wide range of colors – from red and yellow to orange, white, purple, black, and even multi-colored varieties. They are the perfect flowers to create a mosaic display at botanical gardens, corporate headquarters, and other places to impress the public. While these big plots require a little more planning and effort, growing tulips in your own garden is quite easy.
Tulips are grown from bulbs planted in late summer or fall, approximately four to eight inches deep (measured from the top of the bulb). Then simply fill in the hole and wait for spring! Once the temperatures begin to warm up, plenty of showy tulips will bloom in no time. There is nothing better than admiring your flower garden on a warm spring day.