A Week of Flowers, Day 5: Tulips

Today’s reminiscing is about tulips, with pictures from the end of April and early May, with species tulip ‘Little Beauty’ (above) and Tulip ‘Exotic Emperor’ below:

I added more of usually reliable parrot tulip ‘Victoria’s Secret’ (below) last year, so will be eagerly awaiting their potential return next spring.

I have no idea what variety the twisty-petalled tulip shown below is, because it came from a mixed bag of pink or purple tulips; nevertheless, it is very pretty, and together with the tulips above reminds me that spring follows quickly on after winter here in the UK. Thank you to Cathy of Words and Herbs for encouraging us to post reminders of brighter times in our gardens through her annual Week of Flowers.

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8 Responses to A Week of Flowers, Day 5: Tulips

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    I hadn’t realised until recently that there were so many varieties which offer different shapes.

  2. Heyjude says:

    Ah, yes, tulips. The last one looks like Doll’s Minuet. I hope my species tulips come back, but it’s always a bit of a lottery.

    • Cathy says:

      Species tulips tend to be more reliable, don’t they, although some of mine have gradually died out. Little Beauty is a real star though, and multiplies well

  3. Cathy says:

    Oh yes, what a great reminder that next spring is nearer than last. 😉 Your white Exotic Emperor is lovely and that last one is so pretty with the twisted petals. 😃 So glad you are enjoying this meme too Cathy.

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