tulips et al

lschibleyApril 12, 2010

Ok I'm kinda cheating cause below is a blog post, but I wanted to share here too. Hope that is ok.

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Color in April is a wonderful thing. Today I am going still thinking about what I like about my bulbs and what to add next year. Most of the color coming up makes me very happy, so I took lots of pictures! Here is an over all view of the mailbox garden, where I focused the bulbs this year. I currently have 5 species of tulips blooming or about to bloom, plus a smattering of other things.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

Below the crabapple are Greigii tulips called "Professor de Monsseri" which mix well with the small daffodils.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

And a close up with Juniperus horizontalis 'Mother Lode' in the background.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

Closer to the mailbox, a Single Early tulip named "Flair" is really showing off.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

I love the look of paint brush strokes on each petal.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

I like that they are close to the street, so they can be enjoyed by walkers in the neighborhood.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

The Hyacinth, Grape Hyacinth and Creeping Phlox in the background are all very blue.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

and are ready for their close-up.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

I don't think it's possible to have too much phlox in a spring garden.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

Most of the Single Early "Beauty Queen" near the Purple-leaf Sandcherry are not open yet, but this one was early and makes me think I did well on the color match. Hopefully I'll have a good picture for bloom day from this group.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

Moving away from bulbs, the conifers are looking positively perky.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon' with lots of new growth.

From April 11, 2010 Garden

And a happy Pinus parviflora 'Hagoromo '

From April 11, 2010 Garden

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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

What fun, Lisa. Love your photos! I haven't bought any species tu*lips in awhile. I don't really have a lot of spots that are sunny enough for them and I've really not seen any that struck my fancy, but I do really like that 'Flair'. Very cute.

I am also a fan of phlox subulata. I divided mine a few years ago and now I almost think I have too much. Well, almost. :-) Mine has just a couple of open buds on it right now. Blue Dia*mond is my favorite, since it always looks so neat in and out of bloom. I bought new Hyacinths in the Fall and they were so fragrant this year, that I determined to buy a lot more this year. I've had one patch that has come back for 5 years now, so I'm not sure why it is said they don't return. They definitely have not increased though.

Your mailbox garden looks better every year!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 3:30AM
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