It is well-documented that on occasion a gardener can become obsessed with a particular type of flower, like orchids, or daylilies, or tulips.
Once a particular flower obsession sets in, is there a cure?
Do I want a cure for my current tulip obsession? The tulips have done so well in the unseasonably cold April weather that I think they deserve the attention and fuss I’ve been making over them, don’t you?
This pretty little pink tulip is one of those “single tulips” that seem to come up where once I had a whole group of tulips. I was lamenting those single tulips before, but now I don’t mind. This is such a pretty little tulip that I think it is better to be alone to show itself off.
But lest you think that all my bulbs are tulips, here are some Star Flowers (Ipheion uniflora) I’m also smitten with. I planted these about eight years ago, and they’ve been very reliable in coming back and blooming each year.
I like these soft blue flowers so much that I’m going to get a lot more of them to plant this fall, along with the tulips. They are such a nice shade of blue and blue is one color that tulips don’t come in, so it will be a nice backdrop to all the pinks and purples and reds and oranges and yellows that I will have in the tulips.
I will also plant more green tulips, like these.
But I do have one problem right now with these green striped tulips.
I can’t find them.
Really, I can’t remember where I planted them and I haven’t found them blooming yet. The variety is ‘Deidre’ according to the package, which also states they are a late bloomer. So I guess I have some time before I should really wonder too much about where these are.
But if they don’t start blooming soon so I can find them, I might be playing a new game of “Where’s Deidre?” in my garden in a week or so. Seriously, I can’t find figure out where I planted them and I don’t see a grouping of 15 tulips that might be these. I hope they weren’t just a total no show!
By the way, while I was outside on this beautiful spring evening, looking again for my pretty green tulips, I found this lone late daffodil. I don’t know its name, so I’ve dubbed it “Spring Sunshine Rose Daffodil”, because that center reminds me of a rose and it is yellow.