Tulips on Thursday

'Calimero'

‘Calimero’

The garden is starting to look colourful as more tulips open their blooms. I posted about ‘Calimero’ the other day and was a bit dismissive but even though the flowers are not as double as expected because of the small size of the bulbs their poor display was really my fault because I had planted them with yellow violas. But others, here planted in a pot with blue forget-me-nots and euphorbia ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ are much more successful.

'Peach Blossom'

‘Peach Blossom’

‘Peach Blossom’ is one of the most common Double Early tulips and I must admit that I tend to ignore it just for that reason. What a fool I am. I planted a couple of pots last autumn and I am realising the error of my previous ways right now.

'Ballerina' in a bed with blue pansies

‘Ballerina’ in a bed with blue pansies

On the other hand I love all lily-flowered tulips and the orange ‘Ballerina’ is my favourite. It is a good doer and I love the colour and the scent of this elegant but bright flower. Only just opening in this bed edged with blue pansies, it is almost fully open in a pot in a sunny spot.

'Ballerina' in a pot

‘Ballerina’ in a pot

Red 'Fire of Love' and white lily-flowered tulips

Red ‘Fire of Love’ and white lily-flowered tulips

In another bed some left-over tulips from last year have reprised their performance. Red and white may not be subtle but it is dramatic.

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3 Comments on “Tulips on Thursday”

  1. joy
    April 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Arsenal coulors malc would love the red and white .

  2. joy
    April 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    and don’t forget the red and white for st georges day

    • thebikinggardener
      April 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

      I had forgotten that though not the day – thanks for the reminder 🙂

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