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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 3, 2016 7:29 PM CST
It was a bit too warm for the earliest bulbs, but some things looked quite good this year. Unfortunately, we are now getting freezes as the tulips get into full swing.

Ara is an earlier one that lasted a long time.


British Gamble has such a large bloom that the rain sometimes batters it, but it has held up quite well this year. Wish its blooms were more above the foliage.

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Serola is at peak now.
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Full Throttle has color that lasts a long time.


Sentinel blooms above the foliage, but the large flower is vulnerable to bad weather.


Martha Stewart (very durable with strong stems) more than a week after opening:


And upon just opening:


Golden Echo:


Leucojum has been wonderful (long lasting) this year:


Tom Pouce with Magic Lavender. With so many freezes, this year will be trying for tulips.


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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 5, 2016 5:10 AM CST
Gorgeous display! Ara and Golden Echo I've grown a while and both are among my favorites. Just planted British Gamble and Sentinal last fall and both have a couple of blooms open- your photos of the mature color are an excellent preview Thumbs up Those Tom Touce tulips are so bright- love that contrast of the yellow at the base!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 5, 2016 6:56 AM CST
Sabatini is a new one here.


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Last year, I saw this cultivar blooming prolifically in late midseason. I thought it was Tahiti, which it was not, and unfortunately ordered that one (which isn't as sturdy). Is this perhaps Ascot? It's a light yellow.

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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Apr 5, 2016 7:02 AM CST
Your photos of Sabatini convinced me I need to order that one this fall! Much more beautiful than the catalog photos convey.

That double looks like my Tahiti, but there are other similar varieties out there. Could the pale yellow you mentioned be Manly?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 5, 2016 9:59 AM CST
I got Sabatini last year from Dutch Grown, a newer source with good quality, good prices, and flexible quantities. However, I don't think they offer it this year. The Unknown I photographed in a subdivision last year, where several neighbors had it. It is a softer yellow than Tahiti, not so large, taller, and blooming a bit later. Usually, I am not a fan of doubles, but this one was sturdy and long lasting. It may very well be Ascot.
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ctcarol
Apr 5, 2016 2:58 PM CST
Sure looks like the one I bought as Tahiti. Mine is not very large, but then I am in So. Cal. It's the only one that bloomed for me this year.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 6, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Note that Sabatini becomes more yellow as it ages (white on perianth diminishes). However, it is a very luminescent yellow, a pleasing color to me.

Here is the Tahiti that I got. It was not like the double I found last year in a subdivision. As I examine it, I think that the source (in this case, Van Bourgondien) did not send me Tahiti, but some other double. Disgusting! While the cultivar sent is a striking cut flower, the stems are weak and thus it is almost useless as a landscape item. Looks like Apotheose.

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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Apr 6, 2016 8:46 PM CST
I think you're right, that is a crummy thing that happens all too frequently with Dutch bulbs - they substitute similar looking varieties. It causes much frustration for serious collectors and trying to id them.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 9, 2016 2:57 PM CST
Very hard freeze here in southern Ohio tonight. I'd rather see them in the garden, but better than frozen.

Neither of these is a favorite of mine in the garden (stems are a bit lax, and By George doesn't like heat).

Pink-cupped are mainly Chromacolor (I think). Light yellow I am sure is By George.

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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 17, 2016 7:19 PM CST
Tulips unfortunately are burning now in above normal temps, after much below just several days ago.

Beauty of Spring is a soft yellow. A favorite Darwin Hybrid, but it does vary a bit with different batches of bulbs.

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Parrots are glamorous, though a bit overdone.
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Grand Perfection is initially a creamy yellow and red, but changes to red and white:
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Bright Parrot makes a good pic, but may be a bit on the garish side:
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Shirley
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A Triumph mixture that is almost bloomed out now. I don't like mixtures without names. The bicolor is Gavota, recurrent from several years ago.
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Well, here's a more mature pic of Magic Lavender and Tom Pouce. Magic Lavender, though quite short, lasts a long time.
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Sir Winston Churchill (intensely fragrant)
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 17, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Stunning displays and photos! Do you do anything to encourage your tulips to return? Has Gavota bloomed reliably every year?

Beauty of Spring is one I looked for last fall but didn't see it offered- hope to see it this fall. Tom Pouce is wonderful- love that color.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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jmorth
Apr 17, 2016 7:51 PM CST
Grand Perfection is a real beauty; so are the others.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Apr 17, 2016 7:55 PM CST
I have had some Gavota last for 4 or 5 years. But after a few years, not with the same numbers. Beauty of Spring has been offered for the past few years by K. Van Bourgondien (wholesale), whose lots sometimes have a few bad bulbs (though Customer Service cheerfully gives credits for bad ones). This coming year, Dutch Grown is getting me a lot outside their regular catalog offerings since I already have an order from DG. Colorblends also has it.

Except for some Darwin Hybrids, Purissima, Negrita, and a few single Lates, my tulips are not very recurrent. They return best in a somewhat sandy soil.
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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Apr 18, 2016 4:06 AM CST
Thanks so much!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Apr 18, 2016 9:00 AM CST
Beautiful! So much color Smiling Smiling Smiling
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 1, 2016 2:04 AM CST
New to me. Peruvian Scilla. It is suppose to be hardy to zone 6 with mulch. I found it on sale so I tried. WE had a mild winter it might not survive if we have a worst winter this year.


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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 1, 2016 7:15 AM CST
Very pretty and cool Cinta! I've always been intrigued by them.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
May 7, 2016 10:09 AM CST
I have some very late flowering daffs. Can any of you experts help identify them? I'd like to avoid ordering bulbs of plants we already have!

Noid 1 (big flower)
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Noid 2 (smaller flowers)
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Noid 3 (flower is delicate, small)
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Noid 4
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Noid 5 (great substance to the flowers)
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Noid 6
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
May 7, 2016 10:33 PM CST
Lovely daffodils Mika! #2 is the only one that looks familiar to me, possibly Yellow Cheerfulness. That extra petal filled double is beautiful
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
May 8, 2016 12:07 PM CST
Thanks, Neal. Smiling

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