There are now some tulips flowering in the garden, as I shared with you yesterday. This seems very early but I was expecting that they would flower early due to the cold temperatures in November and December. Last weeks vase of Purple Prince tulips have lasted wonderfully well and are if anything looking better now than they did last Monday.
As ‘Purple Prince’ opened it revealed a delicious perfume; this is a good reason for ordering more for next year – yes I’m sorry but I am already thinking about which autumn planting bulbs I will order for next years flowers.
Despite there being more cold weather than warm some plants are flowering in their usual time-frame; these are likely to have levels or hours of daylight as their trigger for flowering. Viburnum burkwoodii comes into this category. I love the perfume of this shrub and couldn’t resist picking a few of the first stems to open so I could enjoy the perfume in the kitchen.
There were a few more T. ‘Purple Prince’ and just 3 from a pack of T. ‘Flaming Flag’; the colours tone beautifully together so again I may be looking for ‘Flaming Flag’ next year.
Do visit Cathy to see what she has salvaged from her snowy garden. Do you have something you’d like to pick and share with us for this extremely addictive meme. Thanks Cathy for hosting.