twenty fifth April 2016 • Stephanie’s Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
The tulips are simply starting to strut their stuff, though Unique Emperor – a brand new selection to me – has now been flowering for weeks and positively a brand new favorite. I planted it in a pair of dolly tubs both aspect of the entrance door the place the flowers simply bought higher and higher as they opened and now resemble pretty creamy white double paeonies. I’ve underplanted them with vibrant pink Barcelona which can take their place once they lastly resolve to drop their petals.
Viridiflora tulips are favourites too – each for his or her markings and since they reliably return annually – I add a number of extra Spring Inexperienced and Flaming Spring Inexperienced yearly and have plans so as to add the pink-shaded China City subsequent yr.
There are tons extra to return – due to the chilly east wind many stay tightly furled. Within the courtyard the place I put many of the orange and yellow shades solely Brown Sugar has opened, whereas Ballerina, Common de Moist and Apricot Jewel are barely displaying any color – that’s high-quality as far I’m involved, I like an prolonged flowering season – in scorching springs it’s usually over far too rapidly.