But we've been having a pretty good tulip show of our own here in our gardens. Here are a few photos:
|The Mint Circle, with Darwin Hybrid tulips I planted last fall. I hope these will come back for several years at least.|
|Another view from a different angle. More tulips just behind this bed, by the side of the porch.|
|Creeping phlox and red tulips I planted several years ago, on the other side of the fence in front of our house.|
|The Front Border, with pink and yellow tulips and grape hyacinths.|
|Some Lily-Flowering tulips in the Front Border.|
|Tulips in the White Beds, with a view of the new West Island, newly edged and partly mulched, beyond.|
|The North Border, behind my house, with groups of Darwin Hybrid tulips, daffodils and alliums starting to come out.|
I planted about 1,200 bulbs in this large border last fall.
|The Rainbow Border, with red (Red Shine), orange (Ballerina), |
yellow (Cistula) and green (Spring Green) lily-flowering tulips.
|A closeup of the Ballerina, with Cistula and Spring Green behind.|
|I love Spring Green tulips. In fact, I love green flowers in general, and the Rainbow Border's green section gives me a chance to plant some. Allium 'Hair' is up in front.|
|Pink tulips in the Pond Garden.|
|Mixed Rembrandt tulips and a few double early ones. 'White Triumphator' in the background.|
OK, so it's not exactly the Tulip Festival, which I still mean to get to next year (I really do!). But I think the tulips are looking pretty good in our own gardens. I love this time of year!
Thanks for reading. -Beth