Tulipmania 2010, Part 2

In my last post on tulips, I featured the Parade and Apeldoorn tulips and gave some background on the Tulipmania that gripped otherwise sensible people in 17th century Netherlands. This post will continue to highlight the beauties that graced my spring container garden.

I highly recommend planting tulips, as an easy individual or family project. It’s one that will bring you a lot of joy for relatively little effort.

Apricot Beauty

I love apricot-sherbet colored tulips, and the early-blooming Apricot Beauty did not disappoint. A single tulip with a nice classic shape on an 18″ stem, the Apricot Beauty looked great with its companion flowers, the Beau Monde and the Negrita, and, in particular, really helped welcome Spring.

Beau Monde

I find the delicate, bi-color Beau Monde to be very painterly. An early Triumph, with a pleasing shape on an 18″ stem, it featured wonderful blush-colored swipes on bright white petals.

Negrita


Accompanying the prior two in their early spring box was the Negrita, which, interestingly, lasted much longer than the other two. This is a beautiful Triumph tulip, with a great shape and distinct deep magenta color. It’s a good performer, and stands 22″ high, with a wonderful drama and color to it that allows it to mix well with lots of different flowers or stand on its own.

White Parrot

The lovely White Parrot tulips were the last of all the tulips to come up. This is a great, late-season creamy white tulip with varying brushes of grass green traveling from stem to flower. Fairly large flowers sit on 20-22″ stems. Though I found the typical parrot “frills” to be a bit more subtle than they are on other types, this is just a very pretty flower.

Until next year!

Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman

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7 Responses to Tulipmania 2010, Part 2

  1. Your photos are AMAZING!!!!

    lisa

  2. Hi Lisa! Thanks so much. I’m so glad you visited. I enjoy your blog and crafts tremendously. As for the tulip pictures, the amazing subjects made it easy.

  3. Stunning photos. I’m a big apricot fan, too. I just love the happy colors of tulips in your garden. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Kate! Thanks so much for your nice comments. Yes! Another apricot fan. It’s just such a gentle, lovely color, especially in nature.

  5. Gorgeous, Suz! Here’s a neat photo that made me think of you…
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibliodyssey/4388801625/

  6. Hi Leah! Thanks so much for coming by and for your compliment. I love the photo — exquisite tooled-leather tulips. Just beautiful. I think one could spend a lifetime trying to capture the beauty of tulips in art. Thanks for thinking of me!

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