|Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ open|
If the stars came down from heaven to become flowers in a garden, I think they might become Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’.
Sunday afternoon, when the sun came out after a rainy morning, every bloom of ‘Lady Jane’ opened up to soak in the sun.
Earlier, when the blooms were closed up to avoid the rain, ‘Lady Jane’ looked like a lovely pink tulip with white fringes, nestled amongst delicate leaves, like an elegant thin lady.
|Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ closed|
I can’t imagine how I ever had a garden without ‘Lady Jane’ tulips and thought it was complete.
There are some who might disparage ‘Lady Jane’ for not being the Tulipa clusiana. That is pure snobbery. ‘Lady Jane’ is a marvelous tulip in my garden and is prettier than I imagined. As soon as the fall catalogs are available, I’m ordering more of these for planting this fall.
After all, its not everyday that the stars fall from the heavens to become flowers in your garden.