Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Of Course You Want More...

Blue Gem
Formal name: Tulipa humilis "alba coerulea oculata" - thanks to May Dreams Garden for the formal ID on this.
Tubergen's Gem
Formal name: clusiana var. chrysantha
Aladdin lily tulip

Aladdin lily tulip

Gavota tulip
I get more people stopping to ask about these than any other tulip.
Salome daffodil
I planted these about 8 years ago and they only bloomed these last two years!

Sweetheart tulips
I just LOVE these!!
White Emperor tulips
with Sunrise tulips in the background

Sunrise peony tulips
These have definitely multiplied.
Sunrise peony tulips
Notice the red edging.

Supposed to be Margarita peony tulip. Not. They are still pretty though.
I think they might be Passionale.
Thalia daffodils
These are my favorite daffodils.

Fringed Elegance fringed tulip
New to the garden this year. I really like them. These are a little floppy most likely because I just transplanted them from the pots I was growing them in.
Claudia lily tulip


Anonymous Lou Murray's Green World said...

Awesome tulips. So pretty. And such a wonderful variety. Spring in Wisconsin must be beautiful.

4/20/2010 1:24 PM  
Blogger Jim Groble said...

Of course I want more pics. The pics are wonderful. The Aladdin lily tulip is stunning. The garden shot is very cool. jim

4/20/2010 7:27 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Lou Murray, as you can see I have a lot of space to fill! I have been collecting tulips for about 12 years. I check all our local stores for new varieties and I order online for others. I simple adore spring bulbs - especially tulips!

Jim Groble , yep, I knew it. It's hard to get enough tulips.
The Aladdin I bought 6 years ago from Menards. I made the mistake of planting them in the bulb-eating berm, but caught on before the last one was devoured. This is the one that I saved. LUCKILY, last year Menards had them again. I bought a few packages just to be sure that I'd have enough. It's a good thing too because some of the plants aren't looking too strong. One thing I do have to say about these: they may be a little wishy-washy about getting started, but once they are, they are strong.

4/20/2010 8:37 PM  
Blogger Denis Wilson said...

Hi Sylvana
Your blog looks nice - I am mpore into plants than cooking. Eating, maybe!
You need some nice autumn fungi to complement your tulips of springtime.
Do you have Pine Trees?
You could get some of the fabulous-looking Fairy Toadstools going then. You know, the red and white spotted ones.

4/20/2010 10:52 PM  
Blogger donna said...

You have quite a tulip party going on there and I luved every photo. The white Thalia daffodils really caught my eye. I've made note of them for the future.


4/21/2010 6:36 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Denis, I have one white pine which is the current home of a growing morel mushroom system. And I live right in the city! we're a small city (about 13,000) but still - I always think of morels as being deeper in the woods.

Donna, I still have a dozen or so more kinds of tulips to show since some haven't bloomed yet.
The Thalia are so worth it. I will be getting more.

4/21/2010 9:08 AM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

I don't like yellow... I don't like yellow... I don't like yellow...

Ah, screw it. Forget reminding myself that I don't like yellow. I'll just admit: I WANT some of those golden peony (and 'Sweetheart'--gorgeous!) tulips!

'Blue gem' is pretty too, though. So delicate-looking...

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

Blackswamp Girl, that's funny, because I don't like yellow either! And I'm not fond of orange - but I like shades of both of these colors. Like pale yellow, or red orange - or safety yellow! Yes. I like the color yellow that they paint on road - very much. I'm weird like that.

4/22/2010 8:14 PM  
Anonymous baby crib said...

The tulips are so pretty! I haven't tried tulips in my garden. I hope they would turn out nice.

4/23/2010 8:32 AM  
Anonymous GwendolynGarden said...

Sorry if you got this twice: I am seriously envious of your tulips- especially the fringed elegance.

4/23/2010 11:22 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love your tulips! I am Inspired just looking at them.

4/23/2010 2:00 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

GwendolynGarden, I've been waiting years to have enough tulips to finally make the garden feel full in the spring. I'm so close!
the Fringe Elegance has surpassed my expectations, definitely!

Sarah, I like that. I would love it if more people grew tulips.

4/23/2010 3:20 PM  
Blogger Christine B. said...

You have a lot going on! I didn't think Wisconsin would be that far ahead of us...we're still doing the crocus thing and it's the only show in town. I'm just grateful for any color in the garden at this point.

Christine in Alaska

4/23/2010 4:02 PM  
Blogger Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I would welcome all your plants into my garden, they all are wonderful! But if I needed to choose only one, it would be Blue Gem. Or Thalia.

4/23/2010 8:58 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Christine B., Usually my tulips haven't even bloomed yet, but we have had a really early warm spring. In fact, around this time most yeas we only have the crocuses and really early tulips.

Tatyana, I think those two are the most classy looking of this bunch.

4/24/2010 9:01 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Spring is really something at your place!!

4/28/2010 8:50 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Wendy, so many more people have noticed my place this year than any other year. Just today I had someone stop with a camera wondering if it would be OK if they took pictures of the flowers. I gave her a tour!

4/29/2010 5:06 PM  

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