There are still lots of daffodils open in the garden but I am afraid the tulips are attracting all my attention at the moment. I feel a bit guilty, but most of them are in pots and were newly planted last autumn so they are exciting because of their novelty factor. But, to start on a more sober note, this is a pot that I have shown before. It was planted with crocus and daffodils but the lower layer was planted with tulip ‘Spryng Break’. I grew this last year and kept the bulbs for replanting and now they are in full bloom. The odd thing is that they look rather different to how I remember them last year. But, as you can see, this layered planting ensures colour from one pot for many months.
And another I have shown before ‘Red Dress’ which is a coronet tulip. The strangely shaped flowers are not huge but I think I like them and, as promised, they have lasted really well.
I put them in the centre of a pot with ‘Pretty Princess’ around the edge. It is not hugely successful because the latter is so much shorter. But tulips grow as they age and she may put on a growth spurt.