Friday, April 27, 2012

Tulip 'White Parrot' by the Circle Lawn

Tulip 'White Parrot' with forget-me-nots (Myosotis) by the Circle Lawn
Tulip 'White Parrot' with forget-me-nots (Myosotis) by the Circle Lawn this weekend.


Tulip 'White Parrot' with forget-me-nots (Myosotis)  and the emerging foliage of Sedum 'Frosty Morn'
Tulip 'White Parrot' with forget-me-nots (Myosotis) and the emerging foliage of Sedum 'Frosty Morn'
Tulip 'White Parrot'. I love the foliage of climbing hydrangea, Hydrangea petiolaris.

13 comments:

  1. beautifull!! tulp en vergeet me nietjes!! groet, Diny

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  2. The forget me nots set off your tulips so beautifully, they are really lovely together. We have a wren nesting in our climbing hydrangea at the moment so are having to avoid walking in front of it until the babies have fledged.

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  3. color combo wonderful, tulips exquisitive!

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  4. This spring I have fallen in love with white daffodils. Now you have me thinking that I need to add white tulips to the mix of white daffodils.

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  5. Gorgeous tulip. I want to try that yellow fringed tulip we saw at Chanticleer with the gold edged hosta. I would love to know how to add that translator to my blog. I will try to remember to check back in case you can tell me.

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    1. Yes! I loved those tulips with the hosta.

      Try googling 'microsoft translator widget'. They have one that is customizable for size and color. Or check in your blog layout. Blogger makes one now that you can insert, so Wordpress might as well.
      ~Julie

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  6. Julie, I love the purity of the white of this tulip and your classic combination with forget-me-nots. Christina

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  7. Wow! What awesome plant combinations!

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  8. I love how tulips and forget-me-nots bloom at the same time. It is a combo I use often be because the Myosotis stay in bloom to cover so many tulip bloom times. The white and blue is a wonderful combo.

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  9. Hi! Beautiful spring display. I have a question I'm hoping you can help answer. I live in zone 5 and will attempt to have a tulip/forget-me-not display spring 2013. I am having trouble figuring out when to plant my forget me nots. I need to excavate the bed to plant the tulips this fall. I am reading conflicting information everywhere! Some people suggest sowing the seeds directly over the top in fall after I plant the bulbs, but some say that this isn't soon enough for blooms by spring...I would instead get blooms in summer. Some say to plant the seeds now in another area of the garden...vegetable, etc. and then transplant the starters in the autumn after the bulbs are planted. How did you initially plant yours? Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Michelle!

      Thanks for asking. In zone 5, I would plant now to be sure that you have enough good sized plants to fill out your display. (In warmer zones, they do a bit more growing over the winter than they do here.) You can use another bed, but my garden is so small that I have always seeded right into the bed that I was planning. You might try seeding just around the edges, or just plan on moving a few seedlings if they happen to be right where you want to plant bulbs in the fall.

      I usually spend time after my bulb planting in the fall, and then also in the spring moving around my forget-me-nots to make sure that my displays are full. A rainy day is the best for doing this! See my post http://wifemothergardener.blogspot.com/2011/04/6-reasons-to-garden-on-rainy-spring-day.html.

      If this is your first time growing FMNs, then you will be surprised how your tiny plants will grow to be 2 feet tall and wide when blooming. Therefore, they do not need to be very close together. I find that I like them 8 to 12 inches apart for a good early coverage, and then I sometimes thin them out as they bloom to keep them from smothering other plants.

      Let me know how it turns out!
      Thanks,
      Julie

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  10. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for spending the time to answer my question! I will definitely plant now and then move them around as I see fit. It is my first time with FMNs so I had no idea what to expect, I really appreciate all the tips. I looked a bit at your other garden pictures today and you do a lovely job. We bought a home a few years ago and have been slowly trying to transform the landscaping one area at a time...I have four small children so I emphasize the word slowly! Thank you for all of the inspiration to create beauty with what God has given us.

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    1. Michelle,
      Thank you for your encouragement! I am really glad to be able to help you in your mission to create a peaceful home for your family.

      One more thing about FMNs: resist the urge to just pull them out after blooming. Instead, cut them all the way to the ground and your plants will put on new leaves that will remain all the way through winter the following year too.

      If you have more questions, you may write on my blog or contact me.
      Thanks,
      Julie

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