Shades of Spring, Part Two

At the end of April I posted Shades of Spring; some pictures of the tulips I had enjoyed in my garden in early spring.

Now a look at my mid to late spring tulips

May brought to my garden some lovely tulips, both delicate and dramatic…

Tulipa humilis “Little Beauty”


A fabulous parrot tulip…

Tulipa ‘Estella Rijnveld’

Tulipa ‘Estella Rijnveld’ from above


Delicate hues of pink and yellow…

Tulip Angelique

Pink Tulip (name lost and forgotten!)


And fiery oranges…

Flaming Tulip (real name also lost!)

I managed to put a name to so many, as a future record, but sadly not all.

My favourite this year was definitely the parrot tulip… so cheeky and fun! I think I may put in a few more in different colours this autumn.

Any recommendations?

Do you have a favourite tulip in your garden?

28 thoughts on “Shades of Spring, Part Two

  1. You’ve got lots of color in your garden. Don’t feel bad, I always say I am going to do a garden journal every year, but so far, I haven’t!

  2. I really cannot get over your garden, Cathy! I did have some tulips popping up among my pansies a few months ago, but they are long gone in Georgia! And I only have enough sun in my yard for those few–but I was happy to have them. ๐Ÿ™‚ My gladiolas are budding now, and my tomatoes are going strong–I’ll hopefully have a small crop of them in about a month. I honestly could not choose a favorite among those tulips in your garden–they are all fabulous.

    • This is the first year I have had so many, and I planned to have some come up later… the hot spell a couple of weeks ago had them all flagging a little, but most lasted pretty well!
      I LOVE gladioli… did you ever see roadside fields in Germany where you can pick your own?

  3. How beautiful, I love “Little Beauty”! Because of the heat here, we can only grow early bloomers and they will not rebloom, you have to replant every year-which I usually do because they are worth it!

    • I think it’s often the combination of two colours that makes them most effective… either in one flower like the red and white parrot tulip, or two different contrasting flowers planted near each other. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • When I was very young I always claimed tulips were my favourite flowers… I wouldn’t say that now, but they do have a special “something”!

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