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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Not a Disney Princess

One of my favorite tulips, 'Princess Irene' has started flowering.

Princess Irene with yarrow and California poppy foliage

With Iris 'Gerald Darby' foliage

I'd like to say I put some thought into this pairing, but I really didn't. The purple base of the Iris foliage goes so well with the colors in the tulip.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful! We can't grow tulips in the desert, so I always miss them in the spring. Yours are gorgeous.

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  2. Beautiful. I love tulips but they're hard for me to coax into bloom, so I've turned to applique tulips.

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  3. Planned or not, that's an impressive combination!

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  4. Planned or not, that's an impressive combination!

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  5. I'll take a princess with attitude any day.

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  6. Beautiful! I'm not in the desert but they don't grow here either--so I love seeing yours.

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  7. I remember seeing these tulips last year and I'm not less impressed by them this year. I SO wish I could grow tulips...

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  8. Of course you know that Princess Irene tulips are planted here every year. And in my Princess Irene's yard too.

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  9. Gorgeous...I may have to search these tulips out!

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