‘China Town’ Single Variegated Tulips

In my quest to diversify the varieties of tulips that I grow in my garden this year, I added several cultivars that I thought had at least one interesting trait about them. The 'China Town' Viridiflora tulip was no exception to this - just look at those amazing variegated leaves! Though the leaves of the…

‘Apricot Foxx’ Tulips: Still Looking for the Perfect Pastel Single Tulip

Like so many other times, I was first drawn to order 'Apricot Foxx' tulip when the online photos promised beautiful soft pastel colored flowers. This spring, I waited eagerly for them to open. Much to my surprise, I was greeted with this really odd pink-orange color - the likes of which I have never seen…

‘Mango Charm’ Tulips: My New Favorite Single Tulip!

It seems that I have been searching for years for a nice pastel pink tulip. I've tried a wide range of varieties, and they nearly always being much darker than had been anticipated. When I grew 'Mango Charm' tulip this year, I had high hopes. In the catalog, the flower was pictured as a very…

Bright Yellow Tulip Jar Posies

Until this very moment, I hadn't really thought about it - but very few flower arrangements that I've seen online are yellow. I wonder why it is that some things simply fall out of style. The more I learn and begin to play with arranging flowers, the more I realize that almost any color can…