My tulip panic was for naught!
Yes, they came up very early and in a new, strange way due to the early warm weather here followed by a normal cooler cycle but in the end, they have been just fine. It IS difficult to put together three varieties and have them all bloom within a few days of each other. White is always problematic I have found: they invariably flower later than other colors.
Above and below are Cathernia (white), Caravelle (deep purple) and Menton (pink) all from
It’s hard to tell the difference, but the pink above and below here is Tulip Lambada and Mystic Van Eijk from Longfield.
And now, for the biggest surprise (for me!) These orange streaked tulips that I didn’t think I had ordered when I showed them to you two weeks ago….well, yes indeed I DID order them.
These are Blushing Apeldoorn and the fringed are Tulip Lambada.
I LOVE THEM
They are my new favorite tulip: bright, cheerful, nice form and just plain gorgeous. I think next year I may plant one entire garden with just these. What a sight, no? Or maybe mix in some deep red?
Aren’t they magnificent? I am in love!
Too bad they won’t still be around when I am hosting a garden tour on May 9. But of course something equally (I hope..) gorgeous will be blooming by then.
Happy gardening weekend wherever you are….