The Darwin Reds (Tulipa) have now bloomed. Have to wait another year again.
These Darwin Hybrid Tulips are early to bloom and have been doing well several years.
Just cannot wait for the next spring. Miss the spring flowers already.
Seadov (Tulipa ‘Seadov’) is a newcomer to my garden. Acquired 100 bulbs last autumn and all of them are now blooming.
In the beginning the color of the flower is modest but intensifies with the time and becomes something close to cranberry.
What I like most is the way Seadov grows. It is mid high variety and very stern. Even though it has rained a lot all Seadovs are standing straight and unaffected by the weather.
Tulips are still blooming up here in the north. This year the weather is warm and it will make the season a short one. Cannot complain, I just enjoy the sunshine.
Beauty of Apeldoorn (Tulipa ‘Beauty of Apeldoorn’) is doing well and displaying its beautiful colors.
Already made the tulip bulb order for the autumn and going to have two more varieties in the garden.
I still have few Banja Lukas (Tulipa ‘Banja Luka’) blooming this year.
It sure is a beautiful tulip with strong colors. I have always been a fan of yellow and red tulips.
It will be a difficult task to choose the next varieties in the autumn. Nowadays I usually go for the ones that are not too tall and have strong and sturdy build. Those tend to look good longer and are not that sensitive to the weather.
The Flaming flags (Tulipa ‘Flaming flag’) are doing well. This is a third good year in a row for them.
When I bought the bulbs I was not sure how Triumph tulips would do up here in the north but they seem to be just fine.
They are strong and sturdy. Even though the weather has not been ideal for them they still manage to look good and untouched.
Columbus (Tulipa ‘Columbus’) sure is a very beautiful tulip. This peony tulip has glowing reddish pink color and has a decorative white edge.
This spring has not been a good one for them. The strong rainstorms have beaten the blooms and it has not been an ideal year.
The blooms are also a bit smaller than previously but I guess I am to blame for not giving them enough nutrients.
It has been a beautiful day up here in the north. We reached the summer temperatures and the long winter seems to be over.
I even managed to take the first swim. The water in the lake is still freezing, only about 5 degrees Celsius but it was a refreshing experience.
Pinocchios (Tulipa ‘Pinocchio’) started to bloom today. They are the first tulips to bloom and so pretty.
The late blooming tulips are still blooming up here in the north. Most of the others are already gone.
The flaming flags (Tulipa ‘Flaming flag’) are doing well and it seems that we did not loose any during the winter.
We have been promised good weather for the next week and hopefully the summer flowers start their show.
For our climate Darwin Hybrid Tulips (Tulipa) are one of the bests. They tolerate the cold well and bloom many years in a row.
We have had few warm days and the tulips are suddenly starting to bloom.
It is always amazing how fast nature reacts to the warm weather and suddenly you just notice that everything is green and growing.
The first tulips are slowly starting to bloom. The month of May has been cold up here in the north and during many nights we have gone below the freezing point.
I have finally managed to plant all the flowers for the summer. Have several raised flowerbeds and it sure has been a task to have them renewed. I usually change the soil after five years to prevent the roots of the nearby trees to take over.
Pinocchio (Tulipa ‘Pinocchio’) is now blooming though not yet as red in color as it gets later on.
Also been laughing a lot. Few years back someone made a spelling mistake with the name of our county. For some reason Mäntyharju (Pine Ridge) was spelled Mäntyharja (Pine brush) in Facebook and Instagram. Now in half of the posts we have as the location the Pine brush version 😂