Disappointing Daffodils: ‘Dick Wilden’

'Dick Wilden' daffodil was easily one of the varieties that I was most excited to see bloom for the first time. I had first seen it growing on Instagram and was drawn to the magnificent double blooms. At the last minute, I decided to order a package of ten bulbs. By the time they had…

‘Amazing Parrot’ Tulips Are Not What I Expected… (‘Dee Jay Parrot’ Tulips)

EDIT: These mystery tulip bulbs have since been identified. These are 'Dee Jay Parrot' tulips. I didn't order them, but they're still pretty nice. Thanks! Every once and awhile in the garden, it seems that I run into an imposter. I fear that this may be the case with last year's planting of 'Amazing Parrot'…

‘Love Call’ Daffodil: A Lovely Addition to the Garden

After growing so many daffodil varieties this season, I have undoubtedly developed a greater appreciation for the diversity among these flowers. 'Love Call' daffodil is no exception to this. After planting a package of ten bulbs last fall, I was eager to watch as these started to bloom in the cut flower garden. Upon first…

‘Double Star’ Daffodils: Huge Blooms for the Cut Flower Garden

Our last few posts have featured daffodil flowers that look surprisingly similar. The last of those is the 'Double Star' daffodil. Though the overall color and bloom is very like some other varieties, 'Double Star' daffodils do have some very notable characteristics. Foremost, these blooms are huge. 'Double Star' daffodil easily produced the largest flowers…

‘Blushing Beauty’ Tulips: An Unexpected Favorite

In my quest to trial as many new-to-me tulip varieties as possible this year, I knew that I would need to expand my preferences. While I've always been a major fan of those big, fluffy double tulips - single tulips have been seriously neglected. Upon seeing the beautiful range of colors of 'Blushing Beauty' tulip,…

‘Charming Beauty’ Double Tulips: A Truly Glowing Garden Flower

After a quick search here on the blog, I found that I last grew 'Charming Beauty' tulips way back in 2016. Though it had been several years since I had last planted this bulb, I remembered enjoying its color. As you can see from the photos here, 'Charming Beauty' tulip is bright and beautiful. Though…

‘Lingerie’ Daffodils are Pretty Fancy!

  With a name like this, I'll admit that I was somewhat hesitant to purchase 'Lingerie' daffodil bulbs last year. Okay, I'm totally joking! I always love plants and flowers with fun variety names and this one was no exception. I was really eager to add to my collection of double daffodils and it seemed…

Bright, Cheerful: ‘Gudoshnik Double’ Late Tulips

One of the most exciting aspects of blogging about plants is being able to try those which I might not otherwise choose. 'Gudoshnik Double' tulips are definitely one of those plants. Whenever I plan the garden, I nearly always find that I unintentionally avoid flowers in shades of yellow and red. Hesitantly, I ordered ten…

‘Cabanna’ Parrot Tulips: The First Tulips of the Season!

Along with the daffodils, I planted a huge selection of tulip bulbs last fall. I had hoped that I would be able to make use of them in cut flower arrangements. Things definitely did not go according to plan. Still, I'm eager to share individual posts detailing each type that I grew. Today, I'm posting…