Monday, 17 March 2014

The first tulips. Short and snappy.

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 heart.

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.

7 comments:

  1. I love your tulips! Mine didn't bloom last year (planted the fall before), and I'm crossing my fingers that this is their year.

    Happy Gardening :)

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  2. Don't worry, just keep gardening! groetjes from Holland

    Hetty

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  3. Beautiful!
    Memories and pictures last forever...

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  4. Vika fina krukor med tulpaner.
    Ha en fin fredag
    Meta

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  5. Wonderful tulips, they give so much joy!
    //Scaniatjejen
    http://www.scaniatjejen.se

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  6. I love how you did these in containers. It's very inspiring. Most of my garden is done in containers because I'm a renter and if I move, the plants come with me! I want to try this next year (lots of tulips in pots). I put a few in the ground this year and they were lovely but I really like how they all look in your containers.

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  7. Dear Danielle, the botanical tulips are the best to use in a pot. Lots of succes.
    Groetjes, Hetty

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