‘Giant Peach’ Tulips Are Not What I Expected…

'Giant Peach' tulips in this season's garden are definitely not what I had expected. Upon ordering the bulbs, I had hoped to grow something very similar to that which I had seen online. Alas, the result was a garden full of bright orange doubles! Though the overall look of these 'Giant Peach' tulips was a…

In Bloom: ‘Glamour Unique’ Double Tulips

In an attempt to try new varieties of tulip this year, I ordered several tulip mixes. One mix featured 'Renown Unique' and 'Glamour Unique' tulips. The 'Glamour Unique' tulips are the very interesting yellow flowers that are featured in this post. 'Glamour Unique' tulips have many of the same excellent growth habits as their same-named…

‘Matchpoint’ Tulips: Short, But Beautiful.

Here in my zone, it seems like I never have much luck with fringed tulips. While most of the single fringed tulips grow well, most none of the double fringed varieties get tall enough to use for cut flowers. Unfortunately, this also proved to be true for the 'Matchpoint' tulips that I planted last fall.…

‘Normandie’ Double Tulips: Favorite Garden Tulips

This was my second spring attempting to grow 'Normandie' tulips. Though I had planted them before, the bulbs simply never came up. At the time, I simply thought that perhaps squirrels or voles had gotten into the flower bed. This year, I was excited to see the plants to emerge from the soil and form…

‘Bowl of Beauty’ Tulips: The Perfect Pastel Yellow Double Tulip

For a period of about 4 days this spring, my garden was absolutely washed with rain. Without doubt, this long period of time took its toll on my tulip bed. As you can be see from the photo above, very few flowers were actually able to withstand the less than ideal weather. During that time,…

‘Sunlover’ Tulips: A Collection of Bright Colors

Those who love bright, vibrant colors; look no further! 'Sunlover' tulips might just be the perfect tulip for you. Ranging in color from electric yellow to deep red, I was absolutely amazed by how this plant seemed to shine in the garden. Some bulb catalogs mention this flower's unique ability to morph and change color…

‘Top Lips’ Tulips: A New Garden Favorite!

Now that we are well into the discussion of the various tulips that we grew in our enormous flower bulb trial this year, it's once again time to show you one of my favorites. 'Top Lips' tulip bulbs were actually quite difficult to find online. After seeing the beautiful combination of pink and white, I…

‘Belicia’ Tulips: A Beautiful Pink Bunch of Flowers

In returning to my weakness for big, fluffy tulips - we arrive at the 'Belicia' double tulips. I've grown 'Belicia' tulips for a few years now, but for whatever reason, have never made a formal post about them here on the blog. Much like many of the other double tulips in my garden, I love…

In Bloom: ‘Akebono’ Double Tulips

I had been wanting to try growing 'Akebono' tulips for years. For whatever reason, they never seemed to make my 'final list' when the time to order came. It is for this reason, that I was really eager to seem them open this spring. Though most of the photos that I've seen online show 'Akebono'…