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Apr 10, 2013 11:23 AM CST
|Excitement in the backyard daylily bed.
Tulips opened back there today. These are greigii tulips and trulely perennial. Come back famously year after year.
Apr 11, 2013 1:46 PM CST
|Doing better today. A sea of Sundance tulips open now. |
Apr 11, 2013 6:41 PM CST
|How pretty and cheerful they are!|
Just a few leaves poking through here.
Apr 13, 2013 11:57 AM CST
|The bed with the Sundance Tulips. Partly open today. |
The leftovers of the sundance tulips I planted in the daylily bed in back of the garage.
Darwin tulips are showing buds!
Emperor tulips are not as they are not so far above ground yet.
Apr 13, 2013 12:07 PM CST
|New for me this year. My Showwinner Kaufmanniana tulips have started to bloom. |
They are planted here in this front yard bed.
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.
Apr 14, 2013 5:03 PM CST
|OMG Rita. Now that's cooking with gas! You should set up a critter cam to catch photos of all the gawkers, which I'll wager you have lots of.|
Apr 14, 2013 5:26 PM CST
|Thank you. I planted lots and lots and lots of tulips and they have barely started.|
Apr 15, 2013 1:10 PM CST
|Tulip Showwinner today. |
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 --
bakeri Lilac Wonder
humilis violacea (yellow base that Scheepers carries)
humilis Eastern Star
humilis Persian Pearl
linifolia 'Red Hunter'
Taco clusiana Kaufmanniana hybrid
Ice Stick clusiana Kaufmanniana hybrid
clusiana straight species
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.
Apr 17, 2013 2:47 PM CST
|The tulips are really starting to shine out in the front yard. |
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.
And the first of the Firespray tulip is open also. Most of them are still in bud though.
Closeup of a tulip grouping out there.
Ok, now moving on to the backyard. The bed of Greigii tulips with Sundance most prominent as usual.
this one is now blooming in that bed also.
Closeup of sundance
Apr 17, 2013 5:03 PM CST
|I am crazy. I already ordered bulbs JUST NOW!!!! I ordered 825 tulips from Colorblends. |
25 Scarlet Baby
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!
The Humilis Violacea I got last year, love it and want some more. The rest is new for me.
Apr 18, 2013 2:33 AM CST
|Few tulips from the midwest -|
Tulip tarda/ Couleur Cardinal/ a Darwin
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Apr 18, 2013 6:54 AM CST
a Triumph tulip/ a Greigii/ a Darwin (Banja Luka)/ & a Parrot tulip
Couleur Cardinal, a Triumph tulip and said Triumph w/ Monsella, a double early tulip
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Apr 18, 2013 10:49 AM CST
|Nice tulips at you place in the midwest!|
Apr 19, 2013 6:11 AM CST
|Thanks for sharing the tulips.|
They are just poking through here.
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.
Apr 20, 2013 10:40 AM CST
|Some pictures from today- |
The daylily bed in the backyard-
A closer look at Goldwest, the yellow tulip in the above pictures.
Lets move out to the front yard. It is really getting colorful out there!
The firespray tulips are packing quite the punch. I love these (smaller in size) bunch flowering tulips.
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.
Around the corner and looking up the driveway.
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.
Apr 22, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Backyard darwin tulips coming into bloom.
Apr 23, 2013 11:27 AM CST
Akebono just starting to open
The darwins in my backyard.