What a beautiful sunny week it has been. My early tulips started blooming instantly. This variety is called Tulipa Pulchella violacea, a botanical species.
I have planted these botanical tulips in pots together with Lathyrus vernus. Unfortunately, the combination I had in mind did not work out the way I had planned it. Whilst the tulips are in full bloom the Lathyrus vernus only just started flowering, with a single flower. But that should not spoil the fun!
T. pulchella violacea is a modest tulip, only 15 cm high. However, the tulip makes quite an impression with its fuchsia pink flowers. It 's a real “Barbie” colour. But then again at the middle of the flower there is a black heart. I think that's a great combination of Mother Nature.
Probably because of the heavenly weather, the flowering period of this small tulip only lasted ten days. A pity? Not according to a suitable line from a Dutch pop lyric that comes to my mind as a write this:
“Maar wat mooi is duurt maar even, dat is lang genoeg voor mij”.*)
(What is beautifully only lasts a short time, but that is long enough for me)
After all, we can enjoy the pictures endlessly!
(* "Engel voor een dag " from the Zeeland band BLØF
|Tulip Pulchella violacea. Morning dew.|
|The combination I had in mind did not work out the way I had planned it.|
|Five pots filled with tulips.|
|I can't get enough of them.|
|Blue skies; short period of flowering.|
|Beautiful tulips, against the fence.|