This week in my garden: one little clump of my brand spanking new late tulips (Tulipa tarda) bloomed! (The other clump was first dug into by squirrels, then chewed on by jackrabbits – at least no one went hungry. Sure happy I could provide). This is my first time growing these and they’re such a delight.
Do you grow tulips? What are your favourite cultivars, colours, etc.? Please feel free to link up to any blog post you’ve written about them – I know I’ve seen some pretty spectacular tulip photos on some blogs recently! Do share!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! What are your plans, gardening or otherwise?
They are beautiful Sheryl!
They definitely make me smile to see them….
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
I grew tulips in my previous garden, and hope to again in my next one (assuming it doesn’t have a major rabbit problem). My favorites have always been the ones with any sort of ‘flame’ or other contrasting color patterning, rather than the solid colors — although I’ve grown those occasionally as well, usually in a color to coordinate with the others. 🙂
Tulips can really make a statement in the early spring garden, that’s for sure! I like the patterned ones as well – very striking.
I love them too Sheryl! I included lots of my tulips in my Terrfic Tulips post ( https://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/terrific-tulips/ ). I couldn’t say which are my favourite now as it changes as each new one opens its petals… 😉 Have a lovely weekend Sheryl!
You have such a fabulous collection, Cathy! I couldn’t pick a favourite, either…. 🙂
Enjoy your weekend – hope it is nice and sunny there!
Hi Sheryl. Lovely looking flowers. Not too sure if I will be gardening or not this weekend, but my daughter has a dance festival to attend, so that will be on Saturday. Looking forward to it!
That sounds really fun, Kathy! Have a wonderful weekend!
Absolutely beautiful Sheryl. I need to try some different kinds. Mine are just the standard ones. I don’t go for digging anything out and replanting in the fall. If they have a home in that patch of soil…they stay there year round.
I agree – it’s best to be able to leave the plants in one location year ’round.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
I’ve planted a lot of tulips and lost a lot of tulips…unfortunately they don’t naturalize either. And I gave up on crocuses long ago, they are the perfect squirrel food. However, I do have quite a selection of reliable daffodils!
Daffodils are definitely the way to go – and there are so many lovely ones to choose from!
I love Tulipa tarda! They are such sunny little flowers. I will try to do some gardening this weekend if it stops raining for long enough! Enjoy your weekend Sheryl!
I sure hope you get some sunshine this weekend! Have a great one!
I’ve never seen those before. Beautiful. Have planted nothing last year. Maybe this fall once I get the landscape ready. It’s been a long hard year. I’m glad to see flowers anywhere right now.
It’s a beautiful time of year to just sit and enjoy the sunshine and blooms…all best!
So very pretty!
They really stand out in their little corner of the garden! Have a wonderful weekend, Cynthia!
I just noticed one random tulip, growing in a place I know I didn’t plant it! I get so discouraged with the way bulbs disappear–you have a much more generous attitude about the critters than I do!
It feels like we have a plague of jackrabbits and squirrels, so over the years, I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that I’m going to lose a percentage of what I plant. Then I get extra excited if something actually survives and blooms, LOL!
Great scene, Sheryl. Believe it or not, I’ve photographed tulips while surrounded by epic skyscrapers in Vancouver. 🙂
They have such incredible displays of spring flowers there! The bright blooms would look amazing against the glass and steel of the buildings.
Send some sunshine to southern Michigan, please! Lots of rain here, everything is green and thriving 🙂
I wish we could swap weather sometimes! We finally had a day of rain, and it has greened everything up overnight. We were pretty desperate for some moisture. Sure hope this weekend is nice and sunny for you! 🙂
Nice yellow flowers. Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad you enjoyed them – they are definitely delightful!
I quite like tulips as well, especially the short ones. I’ve visited a wonderful spring garden recently, Keukenhof, near lisse in the Netherlands, and it’s really a paradise for tulips lovers 🙂
What an incredible garden – your photos are absolutely gorgeous! It must be quite breathtaking to see in person – so many beautiful colours and cultivars. And the Beatrix glasshouse with all of its orchids sounds amazing as well. Thanks so much for sharing!
The Beatrix glasshouse was really a beautiful place, packed with amazing orchids 🙂