Saturday, April 27, 2013

Color for the Weekend

The Hill Garden with Tulip 'Apricot Impression'


Cowslip primula with rain this morning.
A happy, peachy ruffled daffodil that my kids picked out for me last fall. Pretty in front of our still-blooming forsythia.
 Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

  1. You're right, your tulips do look pink some of the time! Spring is such a lovely time in the garden when everything is coming up to flower together, I feel like shouting "stop", I want to enjoy it all for longer!

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    1. I agree, Pauline! All of this time waiting for spring and it just runs by. I could do with a double dose of April :)
      ~Julie

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  2. I love your photo of the Apricot Perfection tulips s and their neighbors... for me it captures the essence of spring! Larry

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  3. Beautiful colors especially those tulips.

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  4. Your spring garden looks beautiful Julie! I love the tulips.
    Susan

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  5. Beautiful Tulips and pretty garden .

    Thanks for sharing the beauty.

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  6. A lovely and unusual daffodil. Spring is always a favorite time in the garden with all the tulips and daffodils. Yours are lovely.

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  7. That daffodil is very unique, I don't think I've seen one like that before. Love the color.

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    1. Thanks Jason. I will try to find the name for that one, but no promises!
      ~Julie

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  8. So pretty!! I have a tulip question. I planted some tulips last fall, and they have come up but have not bloomed. The bulbs were kind of small, and I was wondering how long it takes tulips to get established before they bloom? The foliage is about 4-5 inches tall, and the leaves are still tight together.

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    1. Emily,
      Tulips usually have their best show in the first year. Their flower comes up out of the foliage in the center of the bulb. This depletes the main bulb. Some tulips are ok at producing daughter bulbs from the side of the mother bulb for the following year, but most are depleted enough that they stop blooming altogether.

      Either your bulbs were not of good quality and will not produce blooms at all, or (what I would think more likely) it is still very early in the spring season where you are and they have just not yet sent up their buds. Some tulips that are late blooming do not really show themselves until May. Most modern tulips reach 12-18 inches before blooming, so 5 inches is a bit short. (Species tulips can be much smaller however.)

      Hope that helps! I hope they do bloom for you this year!
      ~Julie

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    2. Thanks Julie, I'm beginning to see small buds forming in the center, but I had gotten worried since the other tulip (singular) in my garden was an early bloomer. I'll just have to be more patient!!

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    3. So glad it is blooming for you, Emily! Enjoy it-- spring is finally here !
      ~Julie

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  9. Your tulips pack a punch with their display Julie! I must say that I do like that Daff - very different to anything I've seen before!

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  10. Thanks all! It is so nice to just be enjoying some spring color these days.
    ~Julie

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