Big Tulip Blooms!
Last fall we had a request for orange tulips for this spring. One of our designers does work for Oregon State University whose colors are orange and black, so hence the request for orange. We had already placed our main order for tulips so looking back at some colorful catalogs, I found a group of orange tulips that would bloom over the season and not all at once. Ordered them, planted them with no idea what was in store. First group was okay, not particularly remarkable but the last group was amazing. Here's the photos.
These were picked after our market on Saturday April 21st. They were not ready when we left in the morning, but the temperature reached 80 degrees and then they were more than ready when we got home. So they became my tulips.
Here they are after three days in our home. The blossoms are bigger, fuller and the color has intensified. My camera is not doing them justice. Also they are fragrant, a citrus fragrance. Yummy!
And finally here they are on Sunday ready for Jane's Flowers in the House Party.
They are still going strong, the fragrance is still heavenly and I am in awe of these big tulip blooms. I am holding the rest for my designer for Mother's Day. Some very lucky Moms are in for a treat. We have never grown doubles like these before but we will be doing them next season. Going bigger and better with big tulip blooms!