Hi there! While we should be well and truly into spring at this stage, the weather has only been teasing us with spring-like weather. Despite this, the garden continues to come to life, with all of the tulips now up and blooming. As I mentioned in an earlier post, not all of my tulips have returned from last year. But, the ones that did are fabulous.
I’m joining Garden Ruminations for the Six on Saturday meme, where folks from all over the world give a peek into their gardens.
Enjoy the tour!
1 – April sky. I thought this picture summarizes perfectly what the weather has been like! It is sunny, but there is also a black cloud, which brought rain. You can see the white/pink blossoms of the apple tree on the left, with the cherry tree in the center, and the five birch trees on the right.
2 – Pretty Princess tulips. These tulips are a lovely, bright and cheerful pink, with a dark contrast color in the middle of the petals. These particular flowers were planted this past fall, but they join other Pretty Princess tulips that have been in this bed for a few years.
3 – Queen of the Night tulips. I love this deep, dark burgundy color, in contrast to the brightness of the pink Pretty Princess tulips. These tulips are a few years old.
4 – Vincent van Gogh tulips. We planted these dark, fringed tulips this past fall, to tie-in with the Queen of the Night tulips, since they are across from each other. These have a beautiful burgundy – red tinge. Unfortunately, they are being surrounded (smothered) by poppies.
5 – Tulip ballerina. Aren’t these lovely? I had a lot more of these years ago, but every year less return. I’ve shifted my colors more to wine/pink/white, though, so I’m not sure if I’ll find a little nook to keep these colors.
6 – Fringed Tulip Honeymoon. These are just two years old, and the pack has thinned out. It’s a constant battle in this bed, though, with poppies and weeds, so I’m not too surprised they don’t return here.
I’m sneaking in one more picture. Here is ‘Kitty’ sitting pretty in front of the Cool Crystal tulips, which are still looking fantastic. Kitty likes to keep me company in the garden. 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour! Any favorites?
Mine have bloomed already so it was a pleasure to see all of these beautiful tulips. Always enjoy your photos/blog so much!
That is so nice of you to say! Thank you so much. It is lovely to be able to share what I enjoy so much. 🙂
So lovely to see such tulip beauty and your cute pussycat! ❤ I think I grew tulip Queen of the Night one year. It is interesting to have similar plant varieties the world over.
It is so interesting to see the same/similar varieties all around the world, Sarah! The world is becoming smaller and smaller. 🙂
It was good to see your tulips – mine aren’t quite there yet. And the cat is beautiful!
Thanks, Su. It is nice to see them all showing-off together. And yes, Kitty is quite popular!
Nice choice ! I also do like the last white variety the tulip “Kitty” … 😂
Haha! Thanks, Fred. Yes, Kitty is quite special and has chosen me as her favorite 🙂
I think the final white, fluffy one is the most beautiful 🙂
Me too, Barbara! We love our Kitty. 🙂
Hello Dana, your garden is always a delight to visit. My favourite today are the Queen of the Night tulips, that colour is stunning.
Ah, thank you, Rosie! I am so drawn to the dark color of Queen of the Night, too. 🙂
This really seems to be the year of the tulip on SOS and you have shown some really lovely one. You’ve introduced me to ‘Princess’ Tulips, they are just lovely with the two tone effect.
The tulip is such a lovely flower, even if you have to plant them every year 😉
Great blog post! Your garden is absolutely stunning, and I love all of the beautiful tulips. ❤️
Thanks so much! It’s a lovely start to having blooms in the garden all the way through October. 🙂
You have a good few I could call favourites, Dana. Among the tulip shots, Queen of the Night definitely comes out on top – I love the drama they present in a garden. But I also love your first shot, of your garden (what a lovely space) planted in such a beautiful landscape.
Thanks so much, Catherine! I would normally be drawn to all shades of pink, but the color of the dark Queen of the Night just really took me! It’s great to have so much fun with color in the garden 😉