Doesn’t it look like this hen is looking for a mate among the just-today-opened tulips?
By the way, that is tulipa “Pink Impression” and is one of my favorites. I can usually tell who “did” a garden designed by one of my local colleagues, just by the plants that that they tend to favor. This tulip is probably how they can tell one of mine. (If I said such things, which I fervently hope I do not, I would call it one of my “signature plants.” Ugh. If you catch me talking like that, swat me, will ya?)
The pink color color is truly wonderful with every other color, hot, cool, or indifferent, and it changes color every day. It gets pinker and darker. A lot of the Darwin hybrids do that, they change color. The blooms last a long time (if the weather cooperates) and they make great cut flowers. Fabulous bouquets! If that was not enough, they perennialize beautifully where they get enough sun, and the stems are the longest and sturdiest of them all.
Are there problems with this tulip? You betcha! Look at that fat, succulent foliage. Gardener friends, how awful does that look July 1st? We’ll talk some more about how to deal with that problem later. In the mean time, enjoy the day. I am going back outside FINALLY!
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