Last Wednesday was a glorious day and yesterday (Tuesday) and today are the same; but the days in between were horrendous. Strong cold winds and three days of continuous rain spoilt the weekend and Monday; it really hard to believe on a day like today that it can be so different!
The light was amazing again on Tuesday and lasted late into the afternoon, some of the images were taken at about 5.30 pm, I’m so happy the days are becoming longer; I get so much more done and not just in the garden.
Of course it is still tulips that are making me smile the most; an added bonus that I hadn’t thought about is that because the chilled tulips flower so much earlier the temperatures aren’t so high and they last longer in the garden. Comparing the image I showed last week of T. Exotic Emperor to those taken yesterday, they really look just as good.
Sorry, I sound obsessed with EE, but I’ve never grown it before and it behaves so well and is very beautiful.
I should pick a few of these to enjoy indoors too; there are so many flowers!
The yellow blotch at the base really shines in the late afternoon sunshine.
Maybe I should plant some more hyacinths, these have returned regularly since they were planted in autumn 2012.
Tulip Ballerina has reached the end of its vase life but it has been fun watching it slowly fade away. As a follow-up to yesterday’s post here are two more images, then I’m afraid they are for the compost.
What is making you happiest in your garden this week?