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Darwin Red

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.

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Pinocchio

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 😂

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Design Impression

Darwin tulips are at their best. Design Impression is a variety I have not tried before but seems to be a very nice one.

The spring has been a good one for the tulips up here in the north – not to dry and not too warm.

After several sunny and beautiful days we are going to have few rainy ones. A bit pity because I still have plenty of things to do in the garden.

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Flag Tulip

The tulips only lasted one week this year. Much too warm and dry for them. It has been so hot and nice up here in the north. Very unusual start for a summer.

Winter was quite hard for the flag tulips. Only few of them survived. Must order more in the autumn and renew the whole flower bed. Darwins on the other hand had a very good spring. Short but beautiful period of blooming.

Now back to the lake and for a swim. Just love days like this.

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