Mass Planting Tulip Bulbs – Finally!

If anything, this fall planting season hasn't been "normal." Between moving house and a huge delay in shipping times, I feel so relieved that I was finally able to tuck away the tulips into their beds today. This season, I planted roughly 1,500 bulbs. Though that isn't a big number for most experienced growers, it's…

Even More Spring Flower Arrangements from the Cut Flower Garden

In my last post, I shared one of my favorite flower arrangements that I had made so far this season. Today, I wanted to quickly post a few more that I had made with a few of the random odds and ends that didn't quite make it into my kitchen. The first is this lovely…

Spring Bouquet: ‘Victoria’s Secret’ Parrot Tulips

This season, it has felt particularly difficult to find motivation to create flower arrangements. While I have enjoyed picking and giving the flowers away, I just haven't been in the right frame of mind to try arranging them myself. When the 'Victoria's Secret' tulips finally started to open in the garden, I knew that this…

Purple Fringed ‘Cummins’ Tulips

Though I grew over twenty new-to-me varieties of tulip this spring, some were definitely more unique than others. 'Cummins' tulip was one such variety. Let's take a closer look at these beautiful fringed flowers. 'Cummins' tulips are a lovely shade of purple and white. Upon first glance, the purple outer petals and white fringe is…

‘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…

‘Amazing Grace’ Tulips: Fluffly, Pink Double Blooms

I first started growing 'Amazing Grace' tulips last season when I planted a mix of bulbs from Dutch Grown called 'Peony Party.' True to that name, 'Amazing Grace' tulips produce enormous double peony-like blooms. Though I have shown this tulip on the blog before in various flower arrangements, I was unable to find a post…

‘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…

Spoiler Alert: ‘Amazing Parrot’ Tulip IS AMAZING!

Alright, I know that I haven't been keeping count how many times I've written it - but, I love parrot tulips. I don't know what it is about them, maybe the ruffled petals? When I first saw 'Amazing Parrot' tulips being grown online, I knew that they looked very promising. After ordering them for myself,…