Tulips in Bloom at Gibson Mansion

Spring has officially arrived at Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast! With arrival of summer like temperatures the early blooming tulips have opened in full glory. The gardens have some 800+ tulips that will bloom now until end of May (depending on our weather).

So come and spend a night at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast, enjoy a cup of coffee or afternoon refreshment in the gardens and take in natures art display first hand.

Greenhouse has sprouted!

Greenhouse 2009Despite the cold Missoula spring this year, nature is working overtime in the greenhouse. This year is the biggest crop ever, with 49 flats planted and growing like weeds? One mans weeds are another ones flowers right?

You would think I would have made it an even 50 trays, but the shelves are bursting as is. It always amazes me to plant a seed that is so tiny you cannot pick up just one at a time and then by the end of the summer it is 2 foot tall!

Every year I plant my usual 300 plus zinna’s of all varieties. Then they are the other stables of asters, sunflowers (pollen-less as to not make such a mess on the tables when brought into the house), snap dragons, marigolds (something the deer do not eat), alyssum, black eyed susan vines, bachelor buttons, comos…and the list goes on. I try a new flower every year and this year it is called 4 o’clock. I know really nothing about them so it will be interested to see how they do. It is always fun to see a new style of leaf sprouting.