The Tulip Bloom Collection

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May time in this garden is a time for the showy tulip blooms. Its a time of year where you hope its going to stay dry and calm rather than wet and windy to keep all the blossom intact.  Late last year (very late in fact) I planted so many tulip bulbs that I ended up with blisters on the palm of my hand.
Border under Silver Weeping Pear Tree
Border under Silver Weeping Pear Tree
So without further ado let me introduce you to the spring flowering tulip collection 2010.  Some nameless others I hope I have correctly identified  as many look so similar. No matter how cold, dark and wet it was the evening I planted the new ones – I really should have noted which variety went where!

Starting with the early bloomers

A dwarf tulip in the scree bed
A dwarf type in the scree bed
Shakesphere tulips
Early tall yellow tulip
Early tall yellow type
tulip tarda

Most of these have finished flowering now but there are still these……….

Mid Season Yellow tulip
Mid Season Yellow
Mid Season Deep Pink tulip
Mid Season Deep Pink
tulip Negrita
tulip Pink Parrot
Pink Parrot
tulip White Emperor
White Emperor
tulip Passionale
tulip Claudia
tulip National Velvet
National Velvet
finally………….. my favourite (you can read here about this scented tulip)
tulip Ballerina
Guess what there are more still in tight bud! like Golden Sceptre, Spring Green, Mistress and Emperor of the Night.  I’m so looking forward to seeing them in bloom too.
Rosie Nixon
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Rosie is based in Perth, Perthshire as a garden photographer, writer and nature lover. She enjoys soaking up nature in her own garden and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls! She enjoys sharing the beauty of creation through her photography. Rosie has been featured on TV on BBC2's The Beechgrove Garden and she uses the Scottish outdoors as her natural light studio. Her work can be seen at the only photographic gallery in Scotland - Close Gallery, 4b Howe Street, Edinburgh.

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    Stunning beautiful to see so much detail and coupled with inspiring scripture..a perfect combination.

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    Jeri Landers

    What beautifully tidy borders you have,mine are such a mess. Our tulips have all faded, but live on in memory and photos. Now it is iris time in East Tennessee. But yours are just beautiful!

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    Hocking Hills Gardener

    Wow, Rosie. So many beauties. Worth the blisters LOL! I think I like the white ones and the yellow with the white edges the best. Something about white blooms attract my attention.

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    Curbstone Valley Farm

    Oh Rosie, I think your blisters might have been worth it, they're gorgeous! However, that said…next time you do my trick, and succumb to a bargain on bulbs, I strongly suggest investing in a bulb auger! They fit any standard drill. Not only can you plant a lot of bulbs quickly, but you'll avoid the blisters too!

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    Rosie, I like the Tarda the best. It reminds me of the Hawaiian Frangipani/plumeria! Gorgeous! Not to mention the pink parrot and ballerina! I love them all!
    I hope your hands heal quickly!

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    Hello Rosie,

    I do hope your weather stays nice so you can enjoy your pretty tulips 🙂 We have been windy and dry, but the flowers do not seem to mind.

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    Wow Rosie, I’m delighted you could join us with your garden collection. You must be thrilled with them. I can easily see how this took you some time to plant 😀

    Gosh, as I asked for favs I’ll have to pick three here too. It would have to be Ballerina, Claudia and White Emperor. Out of your ‘still to bloom’ collection I’d have trouble deciding between Spring Green and Emperor of the night. Think SG would just get it.

    Thanks for joining in. Enjoy your wonderful display… here’s hoping the wind is kind to them all 🙂

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    Rosie, What a beautiful collection of tulips! I hope you're feeling as though they were worth the blisters. 🙂 -Jean

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    James Missier

    I guess it really pays finally after all the blisters in your hand (last year) to see all these bloom as they bless your hard work.

    Truly amazing flowers!

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    Rosie, what glorious blooms! As always, your photos are beautiful and I must say my favorite is Ballerina. The colors are reminiscent of a tropical fruity beverage, with layers of mango, guava, and papaya!

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    Worth every blister! I am not planting any tulips at Kilbourne Grove, not till we move up full time anyway. My mum gave me a few yellow ones from her garden when we moved in, every year, just as they flower, the squirrels pull the head off and leave it on the ground, cheeky!

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    Your garden is beautiful! All your work has paid off. Your garden is very neat and tidy…love it!

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