In Bloom: ‘Black Parrot’ Tulip

Though I am absolutely charmed by most pastel colored tulips, I can't deny that there is a certain mysterious allure to very deep and dark blooms. 'Black Parrot' tulips seemed to be an excellent example of that in this year's garden. Though I had only purchased a small package of bulbs, there was no denying…

Where’s the Foliage? Well, I Didn’t Plant Any…

In true to myself fashion, I'm once again arranging flowers while wishing I had taken the time to establish more perennial plantings. Here we are, beginning to harvest the last of the tulips for cut flowers, and there isn't greenery to be found anywhere in the flower patch. Oh well.  The tulips in the arrangement…