I’m certain many gardeners have planted bulbs and other flowering plants with color schemes in mind only to be hugely disappointed when the blooms emerge in unexpected hues. In particular, tulip advertisements and even their packaging can be misleading. This has been a bit of my experience this year.
‘Daydream’ tulips promised a pale orange glow which would suit this year’s pots of purple, white, and orange tulips I’d planned so well. At the end of April they were my very first tulips to bloom — in bright, clear yellow!
I’m glad to report that within a few days, I noticed a color change occurring as the flowers mellowed to an American cheese color.
As of yesterday, I’d call these same tulips the color of cantaloupe melon. Now I love them. Amazing transformation!
News from other beds includes the blooming of the old foundation, our fourth year to witness its beauty, and the blooming of one front bed loaded with hyacinths. A wonderful fragrance greets us right out the front door.