callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
callmemadam
callmemadam

Top Tulip

How gardeners plan ahead and then reap the rewards! As described here I ordered my tulips last August and am loving them this month. The warm weather is hurrying them along and only a few common red ones, not planted by me, are still to come.

I ordered the Venetian Collection and I'm giving the prize, 10/10 to Cairo. It's a lovely mix of amber shades on tall, strong stems and lasts a long time. I'm also very impressed by the lily flowered, very dark purple one, whose name I've lost.

Big disappointment: I also ordered some of my favourite 'Ballerina' tulips. These have turned out spindly things, not at all like the beauties I used to grow. Perhaps they're in the wrong soil, perhaps I'll try another supplier for that variety next year.

I should be able to gloat over the jewel colours of tulips for a little longer, and from both kitchen windows!
Tags: tulips
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments