I'm officially nominating myself in the category of "worlds worst blogger" ~ so if anyone is still reading out there ~ feel free to check that box next to my name! The truth may sting but it could quite possibly motivate too....
No excuses, no promises (in regards to future postings) but at least I haven't shown up empty handed ~ I have tulip photos for all. :-)
Upon viewing, you'll notice I had a "thing" for double & peony flowering varieties last summer (when I placed my order.) I'm not at all disappointed now that they're blooming ~ please admire the delightful lushness with me ~ 'Gudoshnik:'
Don't you think a photo of 'Gudoshnik' should be right next to the definition of "divine?" I sure do!
If pale creamy yellow perfection is not your thing, maybe 'Foxtrot' will be??
I know I am eating it up ~ pink loving girl that I am.
Having said that, 'Sensual Touch' is also dropping my jaw with it's magnificent combination of fringed petal edges & fully double blooms:
The catalog described it as "smoldering orange, golden-apricot & rich tangerine with pink flushes & yellow edges." SOLD (as duly noted)
That is some "in your face" genius coloring. I'm definitely ordering more!
Out front, 'Indian Summer' (not double) is fronting 'Akebono' (fully double) for a breath-taking display:
Could it get any better??? When the neighbors all stop to drool, it has to be a winning combo, right?!
' Indian Summer' has been in the garden several years now and still ranks at the top of my favorites list. I can't imagine pink & orange being paired more exquisitely. 'Akebono' was a new addition last fall.
Backtracking to the rear garden, check out the display below of 'Big Chief' (I think?) tulips & Double Pink Flowering Almond:
The Almond is new ~ thanks to many of you and your fabulous portrayals last spring. You made me think I *had* to have it and now I'm so glad I do.
Sprays & sprays of sweet pink blooms & buds ~ it's really, really incredible ~ and totally lives up to the hype. Is it greedy to already want another??
Also, would sharing a "normal" tulip photo seem quite unremarkable or not (after the exotic beauties featured above??)
I'm feeling a little sorry for my "regulars" after waxing on and on about the newbies. Can you blame me tho?? I'm truly not partial ~ blooms of any kind & color are thoroughly appreciated and relished ~ it's just the novelty of the new toy bulbs putting stardust in my eyes....
Anything doing that in your garden??