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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 10, 2013 11:23 AM CST
Excitement in the backyard daylily bed.
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Tulips opened back there today. These are greigii tulips and trulely perennial. Come back famously year after year.
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Tulip Sundance
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 11, 2013 1:46 PM CST
Doing better today. A sea of Sundance tulips open now.


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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 11, 2013 6:41 PM CST
How pretty and cheerful they are!
Just a few leaves poking through here.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Apr 13, 2013 11:57 AM CST
The bed with the Sundance Tulips. Partly open today.
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The leftovers of the sundance tulips I planted in the daylily bed in back of the garage.
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Darwin tulips are showing buds!


Emperor tulips are not as they are not so far above ground yet.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 13, 2013 12:07 PM CST
New for me this year. My Showwinner Kaufmanniana tulips have started to bloom.
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They are planted here in this front yard bed.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2013 4:17 PM CST
Humilis Violacea today in the sunshine are open again. Yesterday and the day before they were closed due to rain and clouds.


Sundance looks great in the backyard.


View of the front yard with tulips starting to bloom.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Apr 14, 2013 5:03 PM CST

Plants Admin

OMG Rita. Now that's cooking with gas! Thumbs up Thumbs up You should set up a critter cam to catch photos of all the gawkers, which I'll wager you have lots of.
Evan
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2013 5:26 PM CST
Thank you. I planted lots and lots and lots of tulips and they have barely started.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 15, 2013 1:10 PM CST
Tulip Showwinner today.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 16, 2013 2:25 PM CST
I really need more tulips that come back for me year after year so that I don't have to replant everywhere. Species are one of the ways I am going to go. Not to give up my modern tulips but in addition too them.

I have made some decisions on the species, I know where I will put them around the garden. So I have decided on --
Wilsonia
bakeri Lilac Wonder
Little Beauty
Little Princess
humilis violacea (yellow base that Scheepers carries)
humilis Eastern Star
humilis Persian Pearl
linifolia 'Red Hunter'
orphanidea whittallii
Taco clusiana Kaufmanniana hybrid
Ice Stick clusiana Kaufmanniana hybrid
clusiana straight species
clusiana var.Tinka
clusiana var. chrysantha
clusiana var. stellata
clusiana Lady Jane
clusiana Peppermint Stick


You will notice that my list is strong on clusianas. I find the pictures just stunning and would love to have a variety in my own garden.

All these I have listed and decided on because I have sources of them, I can just order them for fall. And I will do that!

I have already planted vvedenskyi Tangerine Beauty and humilis violacea black base.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 17, 2013 2:47 PM CST
The tulips are really starting to shine out in the front yard.
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The early tulips in back of the two daylily rows are almost ready to open. Just a few of the dark purple ones(I have a color mix) have opened today. It really looks great when they bloom.
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And the first of the Firespray tulip is open also. Most of them are still in bud though.
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Closeup of a tulip grouping out there.
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Ok, now moving on to the backyard. The bed of Greigii tulips with Sundance most prominent as usual.
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this one is now blooming in that bed also.
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Closeup of sundance
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 17, 2013 5:03 PM CST
I am crazy. I already ordered bulbs JUST NOW!!!! I ordered 825 tulips from Colorblends.

got-
25 Scarlet Baby
100 Bloomsday
100 Polka Dots
100 Rex Ray
100 Three Queens
100 Humilis Violacea
100 Parrot Blend
200 Red Hunter

Thus is the first bulb order out of many that I am sure I will do for this fall. Its actually much smaller than last years order from Colorblends. The Bloomsday, Three Queens and Parrott Blend are replacements for those three I have this year and haven't bloomed yet. I am planting them again in exactly the same spots as I just know they will not come back. But I want them where they are year after year just as if they magicly came up by themselves! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

The Humilis Violacea I got last year, love it and want some more. The rest is new for me.
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jmorth
Apr 18, 2013 2:33 AM CST
Few tulips from the midwest -
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Tulip tarda/ Couleur Cardinal/ a Darwin
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Apr 18, 2013 6:54 AM CST
some more...
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a Triumph tulip/ a Greigii/ a Darwin (Banja Luka)/ & a Parrot tulip

Forced inside
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Couleur Cardinal, a Triumph tulip and said Triumph w/ Monsella, a double early tulip
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 18, 2013 10:49 AM CST
Nice tulips at you place in the midwest! Thumbs up
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 19, 2013 6:11 AM CST
Thanks for sharing the tulips.
They are just poking through here.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 19, 2013 8:18 AM CST
Last night I ordered bulbs again. This time from ADR bulbs.

Ordered just a few daffs (150) but ordered a lot of tulips. In fact I did not count them up until after I had bought them by already hitting the Order Now button. Oh my. I have it all planned where they will go so I do need them. 1,750 tulips plus those daffs. Of course the amount to be paid in the shopping caert was one giveaway that I had a lot in my cart. Came to a lot of money but very good prices for the amount of bulbs. I am so pleased.

Ok so I got-
Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood': 100
Tulipa greigii 'Gold West': 100
Tulipa greigii 'Princess Charmante':100
Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Early Harvest' 100
Tulipa species 'Clusiana Stellata' 100
Tulipa small bunch flowering 'Praestans Shogun' (Yellow Firespray) 200
Tulipa small bunch flowering 'Praestans Fusilier': (RedFirespray) 100
Tulipa fosteriana 'Flaming Emperor' 100
Tulipa fosteriana 'Exotic Emperor' 100
Tulipa fosteriana 'Pirand': 50
Tulipa tall bunch flowering 'Colour Spectacle': 50
Tulipa tall bunch flowering 'Marienthal': 50
Tulipa tall bunch flowering 'Wallflower': 50

Tulipa darwin hybrid 'Red Impression': 50
Tulipa double early 'Eternal Flame' 50
Tulipa single early 'Couleur Cardinal': 50
Tulipa single early 'Strawberry Ice': 50
Tulipa single early 'Royal Mixture': 200

Tulipa viridiflora 'Esperanto': 50
Tulipa fringed 'Valerie Gergiev': 100

In case your wondering 50 was the minimum you could get, or 100 count blocks.
That first lot before I left a space are all tulips of the type that will come back year after year forever. The second block contains types that come back pretty strong but not all of the ones planted do so and you end up with not as many as you planted. The last block forget it, one year and you are done.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Apr 20, 2013 10:40 AM CST
Some pictures from today-

Red Emperor


The daylily bed in the backyard-
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A closer look at Goldwest, the yellow tulip in the above pictures.
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Lets move out to the front yard. It is really getting colorful out there!
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The firespray tulips are packing quite the punch. I love these (smaller in size) bunch flowering tulips.
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Showwineer really is a winner!


You can see how it all works here in the picture taken to include the raised stacked stone wall to create this garden area.
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Around the corner and looking up the driveway.
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Daylily slope has tulips too. But shadier so everything is going to start later here than in the very front. This slope is drop dead gorgeous when the daylilies bloom in the sunmmer. I am working on making it drop dead gorgeous for the spring bloom season also.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Apr 22, 2013 11:39 AM CST
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Backyard darwin tulips coming into bloom.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Apr 23, 2013 11:27 AM CST
Gudoshnik


Red Emperor


Akebono just starting to open


The darwins in my backyard.
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