Real life gets in the way sometimes. At the start of this year, I resolved to do a photo collage at the end of every month, but I never posted April or May. Too busy. So here they are, better late than never.
April, spring flowers and blossom, getting back into my shed after a winter break and Tara continues to enjoy living here and being thoroughly spoilt.
May, the garden coming to life, some interesting skylines and colourful crochet.
I’ve saved the best for last! This simply stunning tulip was one of the bulbs I bought when I visited Amsterdam last summer. I planted it a bit late, January to be precise, when it was still very cold, and hoped that something would grow. And it has!
It’s called ‘Orange Parrot’ , isn’t it beautiful?! It reminds me of a Chinese dragon, the red and orange ruffled petals are so vibrant and richly coloured. I think this might be my tulip of the year!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the beautiful tulips in the garden, they have brightened these last weeks, and I’ve looked forward to going outside each morning to see how they are faring.
All photos were taken using my iPhone.
Today it’s the turn of some of the other tulips which have made the garden a delight this spring. I can’t remember the names of the first 3 flowers ( if anyone knows, please tell me!)
Queen of the Night tulip, deepest purple petals, very classy!
This tulip is called ‘Canasta’ , the only one which appeared this year; it is a petite pretty companion to the yellow tulips from yesterday.
I have a couple more tulips to share next week, they were late to be planted and are just about to bloom, so they will be an additional treat in a few days time.
I planted these gorgeous yellow tulips in December 2010; I found an old notebook where I’d jotted down what I planted that year and I found their name, ‘Maja’. They’ve flowered vigorously each year since they first came to live in my garden. This year has been a fantastic show, the flowers have been going strong for almost 4 weeks, delightful and vibrant especially when the sun shines!
This rich red ruffled tulip is called Rococo, it’s gorgeous!
My garden has been full of tulips for the last few weeks; they are one of my favourite flowers, and over the years I’ve been gardening, I’ve collected quite a few lovely varieties. I’ve been going out into the garden photographing their progress, so I thought it’d be nice to share these and see how the flowers bloom and flourish.
This one is called Spring Green, a beautiful, fresh tulip, with its variegated petals of off-white and green.
More tulips later this week!
Happy New Year!
Today’s review of 2013 features some of the beautiful flowers, roots and fruits which I grew over the year.