So, today is the first day of my Week of Flowers 2021, where I invite you to join me in posting a photo of a flower or two a day, for a whole week, to brighten up these winter days. I would love to see your colourful contributions, so if you have a moment, do join in! And leave a link in the comments below so we can all see your post.
Today I am looking back at May – tulip season. No, I am actually looking forward to tulip season! LOL!
Have a great day everyone. 😃
Hi – wish I’d planted more tulips this year – yours are wonderful! Here’s my contribution! https://gardendreamingatchatillon.wordpress.com/2021/12/01/a-week-in-flowers-december-2021/
Thanks Cathy. I have learnt my lesson and replant tulips every year now. I never have enough though! Thanks for joining in!
I suspect mine – which generally come back – will not come back this spring since we didn’t have our normal baking hot summer. But I can enjoy yours ‘virtually’!
Such a beautiful tulip.
Thank you Gwennie. It lasted a very long time and slowly turned pale pink all over. 😃
Lovely tulips Cathy. This meme has me excited and looking forward to spring. Thanks for hosting!
Thanks Susie. I know these tulips won’t be out until April at the earliest, but next Spring certainly does seem nearer than last now! 😉
Love seeing tulips as they are impossible here without some real horticultural gymnastics. My flowers for Day One. https://theshrubqueen.com/2021/12/01/a-week-in-flowers-day-one/
😃 I am wondering how many tulips the mice will leave me, as we have had so many again this autumn. Must remain optimistic though as I have planted loads more to compensate for losses!
Fingers crossed the mice find something gourmet elsewhere.
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Hi! The tulips are bursting with colour and energy. I have joined in with my first post. https://afrenchgarden.wordpress.com/2021/12/01/week-of-flowers-day-one/
Isn’t it amazing to think all that energy is in those bulbs right now, waiting in the freezing earth for spring! So glad you are joining in Amelia. Thank you!
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Ah, yes…definitely looking forward to tulips and daffodils next spring. Thanks for hosting! https://plantpostings.blogspot.com/2021/12/wordless-wednesday-whos-star-flowers-or.html
😃 A nice reminder of what is to come, just when we need it most. 😉 Thanks Beth!
It seems not that long ago, and will be probably not long again. Pretty ones, I do love species tulips!
I expect I will get rather impatient by around February when I feel I should be seeing signs of life, but my tulips do like to take their time. It’s always the first crocus that gets me jumping up and down! 😉😁
I plant snowdrops next the foundation and walks just for that reason. That first flower is cause for rejoicing!
Oh it doesn’t seem a year ago since last time round Cathy and I’ve kicked off with tulips too 😂 Funnily enough I grew ‘Purple Dream’ too last year with ‘Ballerina’ and a third companion in a pot. ‘Little Beauty’ more than lives up to her name especially her innards. My post is here : https://greentapestry.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-week-of-flowers-2021-day-1.html
Ballerina must be one of the best tulips of all time, doing well in so many different gardens. I grow Menton with Purple Dream, although the numbers are dwindling… The species ones are much more reliable. 😃 Glad you are joining in Anna!
“Little Beauty” well deserves her name, I grew that last year and hope it returns. Purple Dream is another one that I have grown. I adore tulips! Meanwhile my flowers are much more in the moment as here in Cornwall there are flowers all year round in the subtropical gardens.
Little Beauty is a favourite of mine too and does return for me… the mice leave the species tulips alone, thank goodness. I imagine gardening in Cornwall is quite different to here, but we do have tulips in common. 😃 Thanks Jude!
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Quite excited to see Tulipa humilis here, as have recently planted some bulbs around a shrub, the variety I’m trying is Persian Pearl. Yours are all lovely.
I think I have grown that one in the past too. I love them all as they are such beautiful shades of pink and have interesting centres. 😃
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Just looking at a photo of tulips brings sunshine! 🙂
😃 Yes, it does help just remembering they will come again next spring!
Gorgeous!! Tulips are always so cheerful!