Monday, May 16, 2011

Tulips - part I

Tulips are in full bloom right now. Only a few, very late tulips, are still waiting to show their beauty. The days have been moderately cool and cloudy and thanks to this, the tulips seem to last longer.
Normally, I choose the flowers to my garden based on the colour. Namely, I do not like yellow flowers (they remind me of dandelion, which, unfortunately is an unwanted and uninvited intruder in my garden of which I will never get rid of...); so I mostly pick pink- and white-coloured flowers, some red (especially roses and peonies), but not yellow. However, yellow tulips are an exception. I have quite a few of them and they are beautiful. I even bought one quite expensive yellow tulip... which blooms indeed nicely!
I know most of the names of my flowers. But with tulips, it's different. Many of the tulips were here before I was here. In the first years, I bought some tulip bulbs from the fairs and didn't get the name with the bulbs. Later years, I, of course, have kept all the names, but among tulips, there are still quite few who's names I know.
These red tulips and white-red tulips are very early tulips. Both of them look lovely, especially when there are no other colours and blossoms in the garden, yet. During first Spring, when I had time, I found them boring, but within years, I have started to love them more and more, especially the red-white tulips, which develop their colours within days - they start being very pale, then adding pink colour, then red and finally even yellow in the heart!






These yellow tulips have been in my garden for about 2-3 years. They are called "Akebono".


Those pink tulips are in one of my roses bed. I know roses and tulips do not fit together well, but as roses start to bloom relatively late, then I wished to have some colour in this part of my garden before, too... So I ignored the rules and put some tulips bulbs in there... However, I'm not completely happy with the colours. I have white and pink tulips there, but the pink colour is quite pale, so maybe I'll change it soon. This tulip is called "Pink Impression".





This tulip is called "Pulse" and looks quite nice together with hazel tree "Contorta".


This tulip must be "Pulse", too, having yellow barberry "Maria" on the backround.


6 comments:

kudumishoolik said...

See postitus oli mulle! Nii ilusad tulbid!
Esimesel pildid tundusid olevat 'Lustige Witwe' - punased tulbid valge äärega. Teised oli mu jaoks uued ning võõraste nimedega.
Loodan, et näitad hiliseid ka - no juuni alguses ikka vast juba õitsevad :)
Meeli

Karin said...

Aitäh, Meeli! Ja nii hea, et ütlesid mu valge äärega tulpide nime!!! Ma olen väga õnnelik selle üle, sest ülekõige ei meeldi mulle see, et ma ei tea oma mõnede taimede nimetusi, mis mul aias kasvavad...
Kindlasti postitan ka hiliste tulpide pildid, need, mis maa-sees-olnud-tegelaste-närimistest järgi jäid! :)

kudumishoolik said...

Ma küll 100 % nime ja tulbi vastavuse õigsuses ei ole, aga tunduvad samad, mis mul peenras. Muide, kas see kirju-mirju nende hulgas on samast sordist? Kui jah, siis on sul viirushaigus sees. Võta see tulp (koos sibulaga) üles ja põleta ära!
Mina sellise juhuse tõttu kaotasin eelmisel aastal ühe sordi (õnneks sain sel aastal selle uuesti).
Meeli

Karin said...

Oi, appike - ma just mõtlesin, et kust see kirju-mirju tuli!!! Ja viirushaigus... kas võtan kohe üles ja põletan ära?

kudumishoolik said...

Kohe jah (nii pea, kui sul võimalus avaneb) ning ahju kõige täiega. Kui sa juulis sibulaid üles võtad (kui on aega), siis oktoobris tee enne maha panemist neile sibulatele keskmise tugevusega lillaveelahus. Nii igaks juhuks. Ma hoian pöidlaid, et nakkus teistele edasi pole läinud.
Meeli

Karin said...

Oehhh - aitäh! Ma kohe täna õhtul lähen ja võtan välja, nägin, et lausa kaks tulpi on sellised!!! Nii hea, et andsid mulle selle tagasiside, ma poleks ise teadnud ja oleksin neist tulpidest ilma jäänud...