I get so tired of winter that I cannot wait until I see the snowdrops and crocuses begin to pop through the snow. Ever since I moved into my new home, I've embraced tulips as well (mostly due to the fact that I no longer have a back yard that the deer can get into - yay me!)
Here are my favourite tulips. Happy Spring!
Easy to grow with double pink blooms and fragrant to boot - need I say more? They look like roses, so pretty!
They look pretty sweet combined with purple irises and golden Creeping Jenny.
Black Parrot Tulips
With their unusual colour of purple and the serrated edge of the petals, Black Parrot tulips are a beautiful addition to any garden. The blooms are large and tend to flatten out over the blooming period to give the tulips a completely different appearance. I adore this colour!
Here they've been paired with creamy white City of Vancouver tulips and a white edged Hosta. Sweet Woodruff as a ground cover enhances the dark purple blooms. The City of Vancouver tulips are a pretty addition to the garden as well. The blooms are actually very pale, creamy lemon and they brighten the partially shady areas of my garden.
My last pick is actually a combination of double mixed tulips that I bought packaged from Home Depot several years ago. I love the bright blooms and the double flowers. It's fabulous to have such bright colour in the garden after the snow is gone.
But of course, I'm sharing photos from previous years since my tulips aren't in bloom yet and then there's the bulbs that offended Izzy enough for her to dig them up repeatedly until any growth was dead... She's also broken and eaten a ton of branches from all the shrubs I've been trying to grow.
Remind me why I got a puppy again???! lol