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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

We Have Tulips Too.

I had mentioned in an earlier post that we order tulip bulbs each year from the Skagit Valley growers. 

Tulips are not very persistent here in our Seattle garden, so we plant them in gallon nursery cans and sink them into the ground in the fall. We group them for maximum impact. After they bloom, we lift the pots, dry them out and them take the bulbs to Whidbey Island and plant them in the sand of the cabin garden in the fall, where they come back for several more years. Each year we order new bulbs for our home garden. 

The color scheme here is supposed to be read and yellow but the yellow tulips, named "Seattle" are blooming ahead of the red.


Here the color scheme is orange, purple and pink. Those three colors are combined in the 'Princess Irene' tulips, which are not quite in bloom yet. 



The Bleeding Hearts are early too. 


And with so many blooms, I could spare a few for the kitchen table. 

15 comments:

  1. I love tulips but never had much luck growing them, perhaps that's why I love them so much. I once bought a bunch of tulips in Amsterdam for our daughter. They didn't survive the flight home, silly me.

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  2. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. Maybe I should start thinking of tulips more as annuals, then I wouldn't be disappointed if they failed to come up the second year.

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  3. Looks beautiful! Are those pictures from this year!?

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  4. A belated Happy anniversary and I am glad you got up to visit the Tulips. Always a wonder.
    MB

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  5. I love the pretty table tulips, Linda, and your beautiful garden tulips as well. They really are geniuses at RoozenGaarde to plant them the way they do, with early and late varieties making for some colorful designs. You've done well yourself! :-)

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  6. Such a beautiful array of colour, you certainly have a stunning garden.

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  7. You're doing well with your tulips under challenging circumstances.

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  8. how beautiful, love the placement and color schemes of your tulips!

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  9. I have no tulips here as they must be planted new each season

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  10. That's clever, planting them in gallon pots for the first year. Tulips bloom only a year or two here, so I don't bother plant them. Yours are beautiful.

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  11. What a clever idea container planting the bulbs in the fall for later transplant. Your garden is so pretty with the colorful tulips standing tall.

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  12. Good gosh! That is so gorgeous! I'll have to show this to mom tomorrow morning. All the blooms look magnificent!

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  13. The pink, purple and orange tulips are striking together:)

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  14. Very pretty! Great combinations and the white blooms cascading over the wall in the next to last picture are perfect with the vibrant tulip colors!

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