I couldn’t bring myself to cut my tulips for a vase so I have adapted Cathy‘s Monday meme to be in a pot instead of a vase. I planted sunset colours in pots, I wanted them all in one big pot but I didn’t have one big enough. They are all sitting on a table outside my window and I have enjoyed watching them come into bloom. There are still plenty of buds to open.
These are the tulips I used. ‘Jimmy’ ‘Cairo’, the delicious ‘Brown Sugar’ which I first saw on my friend Christina’s blog a few years ago. ‘Jaap Groot’ is lemon edged with ivory. The two double ones are ‘Sun Lover’ and the delicate peachy tulip ‘Charming Lady’.
In another pot I have a viridiflora called tulip ‘flaming Spring Green’ which would probably be lovely in a vase if I could bear to pick it.
Well now I have rather adapted the rules of the meme to have flowers on pots instead of arranged in a vase I might as well take you down the garden to look at some tulips planted in the ground because they are looking stunning right now.
And if its pinks you like then how about lovely soft pink Tulip ‘Gabriella’?
Or the gorgeous fringed Tulip ‘Gorilla’?
Or for a really luscious tulip which looks as if it should be served up with raspberries for dessert Tulip ‘Hemisphere’ is stunning.
‘National Velvet’ is a gleaming maroon red .
The trouble with tulips is they have no staying power and after a year or two they dwindle away. I have found the lily -flowered Tulip ‘West Point’ stays around for a few years.
But the most persistent in my garden is one that was here when I came and it has spread all round. It is a large yellow Darwin called ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ and it looks lovely with brunnera and forgetmenots.
The flowers are black inside.
Thank you Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting In a Vase On Monday. I am sorry I cheated a bit today and there is no sign of a vase. I do have vases in the house full of Spanish bluebells but my tulips are much more exciting.