Thursday, April 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - April 2010

A long forgotten Greigii tulip. Last bloomed in 1998! Perhaps 'Compostella'?Raspberry Splash pulmonaria
Rembrandt tulips
greigii tulips
Azureum grape hyacinth
Album grape hyacinth
Orange Toronto greigii tulip
White Emperor tulip really enjoying the sun! These have been multiplying well.

Orange Emperor tulips - they're not as big as that first spring, but they still bloom every year
hyancinth with Thalia daffodils in the background. I love the Thalias. They are multiflower daffodils that are reliable and multiply!

Sweetheart tulips
I lost a bunch since their first bloom, but the ones that survived are beautiful.
Sunrise tulips (they bloomed later in the day but I didn't have time to get a picture). These have been multiplying surprisingly well.

For those that don't know about Garden Blogger Bloom Day:
It was started by Carol at May Dreams Garden to celebrate the idea that we could have blooms in our garden all year round. It chronicles what is blooming in your garden on the 15th of every month. If you would like to join in the fun, create your post of blooms on the 15th and sign in at May Dreams Garden. Then go see what everyone else has blooming!


Blogger Annelie said...

Raspberry Splash Pulmonaria - Yes - gotta have!

Fun idea about Garden Blogger Bloom Day. Guess I just missed it by a day. Perhaps next month?

4/16/2010 8:29 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Lovely blooms. I think my greigii tulip will be the same colour as yours.

4/16/2010 9:39 AM  
Blogger Stevie from said...

Love that Raspberry Splash pulmonaria!!

4/16/2010 10:29 AM  
Blogger Urban Dirt Girl said...

What a wonderful idea! I love your flowers. Beautiful darling, beautiful. UDG

4/16/2010 12:20 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Annelie, I tried to grow pulmonaria for years - killed it everytime...until Raspberry Splash. Now I even have a Mrs. Moon that has survived two winters!

I am almost always near the last on GGBD. Sometimes I don't even get my post up until the next day simple because I can't get to a computer!

It is great fun to see what everyone has blooming! So go there and look around :)

Melanie, I have found that most greigii tulips are some form of orange. I like the peachy colors - but I also love my Red Riding Hoods (bright red).

Stevie, I am quite fond of a mix of pinks, purples and blues. That is definitely what appealed to me about this plant.

Urban Dirt Girl, I only participate in GGBD when things are actually blooming in my garden, but it goes year round - because there is always something blooming somewhere :)

4/16/2010 2:06 PM  
OpenID fairegarden said...

What beauties you have, Sylvana! The orange emperor is going on my bulb order right now! I had never seen them before other than the catalog and sometimes they cheat with the colors. It really is orangey, right? I think it would be smashing with the white emperor, also known as Purissima, one of the best tulips ever. :-)


4/16/2010 3:57 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Fairegarden, oh, yes! I think those would be a lovely combo. This picture of the Orange Emperor is very accurate to the color. I love the Purissima for the way they multiply. Plus they add a bit of elegance and a break from my more flamboyant tulips.

4/16/2010 4:22 PM  
Blogger Jim Groble said...

The pics are wonderful. the rembrandt tulips are stunning. great post. jim

4/16/2010 8:46 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Jim, I planted these 12 years ago as a mix but this pattern is the only one left - and it has multiplied!

4/17/2010 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Dirty Girl Gardening said...

Your white muscari are to die for!

4/17/2010 4:01 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Lovely tulips. BTW thanks for visiting my blog! You asked about controlling ajuga...where I have this planted is at the base of a large tree with above ground twisted roots so it really can't just roam at will. I wanted it to fill in the base of the tree. I don't think I would want it near my perennial bed though.

4/17/2010 9:06 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Dirty Girl Gardening, I have about 150 of these scattered around the garden. I'm hoping that they will be good multipliers.

Jennifer, ah, I thought so. They still are really lovely.

4/17/2010 9:30 PM  
Blogger Iris said...

Really pretty photos of really pretty blooms! Yours are so different from what I think I can grow here. Especially love your hyacinths. Thanks for the tour!

4/17/2010 11:16 PM  
Blogger garden girl said...

Beautiful spring blooms Sylvana. Thanks for visiting my blog - nice to find another midwest garden blogger!

I'll be in your fair state next weekend visiting my mom and her Garden Buddy, who live about an hour-and-a-half northwest of Madison.

4/18/2010 5:21 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Iris, unfortunately these bulbs require a period of cold. But you have so many beautiful things you grow there that I can not here.

Garden Girl, if you're west of 94 that's a really beautiful area of Wisconsin - nice and hilly and full of trees.
Glad you like my blooms. There are more great bulb blooms to come :)

4/18/2010 9:29 AM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Sylvana such a wonderful variety of blooms in your Spring garden!Here we have only a fact tulips have yet to bloom!Love the way you presented this variety of blooms!

4/19/2010 4:06 AM  
Blogger Chandramouli S said...

Thanks to Carol for hosting this GBBD for I get to see such colorful blooms that steal my heart!

4/19/2010 4:42 AM  
OpenID foldfallowplough said...

Your tulips are beautiful. I like that you have so many different kinds!

4/19/2010 7:48 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Oooooo, lovely post Sylvana. My favorite is the Raspberry Splash pulmonaria. I don't have any pulmonaria but I put it on my list of coveted plants. :-)

4/19/2010 9:52 AM  
Blogger Roses and Lilacs said...

You have lots of tulips. Those apricot beauties from a few posts back are beautiful.

Love the Pasque flowers on the previous post!

I have Orange Toronto for the first time this year. It has been blooming for quite a while.

You asked about the Parrot Tulips on my blog. The one shown is Madonna purchased at one of the box stores a couple years ago. I also have Libretto another box store purchase, which is very similar but is blooming about two weeks later.

4/19/2010 11:18 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Naturegirl, I am not kidding when I say that I love spring bulbs :)
I'm so glad to hear that you are doing so well. You are definitely a fighter!

Chandramouli, I agree that GBBD is such a great idea. I have found myself using those posts to see where I was last year :)

foldfallowplough, I get new kinds every year. Just when I think that there can't possibly be new tulips to choose from another catalog lands on my doorstep full of brand new ones.

Marie, that sure seems to be popular! I think it looks really good next to that peachy tulips.
I had trouble with pulmonaria for years. THis one just grew, no trouble.

Roses and Lilacs, when I first planted the Apricot Beauty they bloomed bigger and were more solid colored. for the last 6 years they have been blooming just like this - a little multi-toned and stripey. Very interesting.

After I commented, I went looking and thought that they might be Green Wave. I've never heard of Madonna, but I will be keeping my eyes open!

I have a few other parrot tulips, one I love that I didn't already mention is Bastogne - looks like velvet.

4/19/2010 5:40 PM  
Blogger beckie said...

Sylvana, you really have a wonderful mix of colors as well as shapes and sizes of tulips. I love the white emperor and the orange Toronto. I seem to be in a pink and mauve rut now and could use some other colors. I also really like the white grape hyacinth. Would like to get a mix of the purple and white together.

You asked about the poppy-I'm not sure(can't remember where or when I got it!), but I think it is an icelandic variety. I had one lone bloom late ast summer and then this one. I am hoping it grows and multiplies. :)

4/19/2010 7:37 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Your spring is more advanced than mine, and coming along beautifully! I've fallen off my Bloom Day participation...I need to try and pick it back up! :)

4/19/2010 9:08 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Loads of beautiful tulips and other bulbs-just breathtaking.

4/19/2010 9:22 PM  
Blogger sweet bay said...

I love your tulips -- especially the White Emperior and Sweetheart.

4/19/2010 9:52 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Beckie, I love pink and mauve! But as you can see, I like most colors :) I did find out that pink does not go well with red and yellow mixed tulips. Quite frightening. It would probably go well with either on their own, just not together.

I got the white muscari from Menards. They would probably have them at any local bulb supplier near you - or try an online store There are some great muscari out there!

I liked the poppy a lot. It looked a lot like an anemone - and I like anemones a lot!

Lisa, my parents' garden is about two weeks behind my garden. Usually when I'm talking about my spring bulbs, they still have snow on the ground.

Nicole, thanks! And I never get sick of them. I find myself blog hopping right now looking for what I want to buy in the fall :)

Sweet Bay, Sweetheart are on of my favorites too! They even look better in person. I will be buying more to make up for the ones I lost. The White Emperor (also called Purrisima) are great perennial tulips that have multiplied well.

4/19/2010 10:52 PM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

Don't you just love the markings on the greigii tulip leaves? They're so fun... sorta like a lizard, or a cool frog. They make me happy even before the tulips bloom, as silly as that may sound. :)

4/22/2010 3:23 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Blackswamp Girl, yes! I always think of reptiles or amphibians when I see the leaves.

I have another tulip that has great leaves - China Town. It has white edged leaves that look like hostas. Really cool.

4/26/2010 1:53 AM  

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