The Pinnacle of Tulip Season
In our garden, Tulip season is at its peak.
Our potted tulips provide a warm welcome to the front door.
While ‘Early Harvest’ and ‘Keizerskroon’ have faded, some of the Early Singles are still going strong. For example, ‘Couleur Cardinal’ above (first pot) and ‘Princess Irene’ (second pot). The third pot is ‘Annie Schilder’, a Triumph Tulip that blooms later than the Early Singles.
Here’s a closeup of a pot full of ‘Princess Irene’. I adore this Tulip.
Now here are some ‘Ballerina’, a Lily Flowered Tulip.
Some ‘Ballerina’ planted in a bed.
More ‘Ballerina’ (first pot), with ‘King’s Orange’ (second pot).
‘King’s Orange’ (left), ‘Couleur Cardinal’ (middle), and ‘Ballerina’ (right) backlit by the sun.
One of the nice things about growing Tulips in pots is that you can move them around as they come into bloom, then fade. This pot of ‘King’s Orange’ has taken over for the faded pot of ‘Keizerskroon’ that used to be here.
‘Kingsblood’ is the only Single Late Tulip I’ve got in a container. It’s nice, sure, but just a little dull compared to some of the others. I don’t think I’ll order it again for next year.
But let’s not forget the late season Species Tulips, like ‘Little Princess’.
Backlit by the afternoon sun.
And rose-magenta ‘Little Beauty’.
Tulipa clusiana is still blooming as well. Here Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ is more open, taking on more of a candy cane look.
Are Tulips still blooming in your garden?