Tulip Time, Yay!
I should get more organised labelling or noting where I put these bulbs, plus some are not from this year of course, so I am a bit vague on the names of some of these tulips.
However, from top to bottom and left to right, we have:
Angelique, pink lily form, Suncatcher, Doll’s Minuet,
Black hero, Formosa, possibly Apricot Dream, turkestanica,
purple lily form, Ballerina, Heart’s Delight, Burgundy?
Anyhow, I love them all and more are appearing every day. I am looking forward to Bruine Wimpel especially, but it looks like I’ll have to wait another couple of week for those. The combination Suncatcher/Pittsburgh was supposed to look great, but there is no sign of the Pittsburgh (mauve) yet. I did add some Doll’s Minuet to the patch though and that is making a very vivid picture with the Suncatcher and is, I like to think, Christopher Lloyd-like.
When I pick the tulips to bring indoors, I am using the Sarah Raven trick of using Euphorbia oblongata to add a great lime green contrast, especially with strong jewel-like colours. Wallflowers always seem to work too, if the tulips need more kick.