Tulipmania #1

Tulips – north-facing

These pots of white/pink striped tulips with the green/purple ones and lipstick red are located at the front of my house which is in a north-facing courtyard where the sun never actually reaches the steps on which the pots stand. It can get a bit blustery in the courtyard, but so far these lovely flowers have withstood the weather and the pink ones have been flowering for a couple of weeks now. I see now that the pink and purple work well together, but perhaps the red ones should move to the back garden. I’ll work on the colour palette for next year!


33 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Oooh, delicious!

  2. nowathome says:

    It is so beautiful!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Aletta, they are bringing me a lot of pleasure.

  3. hots shots! the red works well as accent of unexpected colour though so maybe more of the others and hey presto some sizzling colours in the North

    1. Heyjude says:

      I could move the red as they are in a pot on their own and I have discovered another pot at the back with more pink ones in, I think I may have muddled them up after planting πŸ˜€

  4. arlene says:

    They are so lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are rather charming πŸ™‚

      1. arlene says:

        Dainty but lovely flowers, I agree.

  5. Lynn says:

    They all look lovely Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are very pretty Lynn, and add some welcome colour.

  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    The red ones also look very nice with the pink. I think it’s the purple and red combined that’s not singing well together. Having said that, IT’S COLOUR!!! Something I’m craving a bit of right now!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      You could be right. The dark ones do look lovely with the orange and copper – a better contrast. You’ll see what I mean on the next one.

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Playing with colour! Love it πŸ™‚

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Great colour palette here Jude πŸ™‚

  8. Love those pink and white ones!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They start off mostly white and the pink stripes become deeper as the flower ages. Rather lovely.

  9. Stunning photos, obviously taken by a woman in love with her tulips. My pick’s the header photo, bokeh even. You must get huge pleasure from these blooms.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m out there every day with the camera!

  10. restlessjo says:

    Aw, these are lovely πŸ™‚ We had some in a pot but they got really dried out while we were away and they haven’t really recovered well. Lots of rhodies though. πŸ™‚ Not really a fuschia person but I bought a white one called Happy Wedding Day in Durham today. It was an irresistible combination.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am having to water my pots! Never had to do that before. I expect the wind dries them out. And funny you should mention fuchsias, we went to a nearby garden yesterday and they have a fuschia area with several different species and I wondered about simply creating my own fuschia garden – would make life a lot easier. I’m a bot worried about leaving the tomato plants I bought as tiny plugs a couple of weeks ago – they are quite big already and need constant watering! Any ideas?

      1. restlessjo says:

        Mick waters ours every day once it starts to warm up a bit and even at this time of year is doing the window boxes daily. You can get a sprinkler system that’s on a timer? We’ve used it in the past if we were away in Summer. Don’t know if it would work for the toms. I think there’s a system you can rig up in the sink too? Or rely on a kind neighbour? Presume that poses problems with alarms and such. Last resort, take them on their jollies with you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. desleyjane says:

    Lovely! I absolutely adore tulips.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, another fan!

  12. Sue Slaght says:

    These are beautiful Jude and clearly spring has arrived. Here we still have snow in the forecast. Tulips will be some time yet.

    1. Heyjude says:

      But what a pleasure awaits you! I guess you are back from Africa now? Must be a shock to arrive home to the cold. And I can’t wait to see the penguins (and the beach huts – I do hope you got to see the beach huts in Muizenberg).

      1. Sue Slaght says:

        Oh Jude I was so disappointed as we did not get to see the huts! They would have been in the area of our cycling tour but I didn’t realize it until we were transferred past. It will be a disappointment in an almost perfect trip.
        The penguins were amazing as was so much in Africa. So much to share in the weeks and months ahead.

  13. BeckyB says:

    Gorgeous Jude . . . . you’ve inspired me to make a date in MrB’s calendar so we can aspire to do something similar next year πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, but then you need to be in England to see them flower. No good gadding about in the Algarve πŸ˜‰

      1. BeckyB says:

        I know, I know . . . . we are thinking of cunning plans for spring 2018 to enjoy best of both worlds!!

  14. 🌷🌷🌷 Thank you for your gift of tulips in my current palm tree-filled world.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You are very welcome, sadly all finished now, will bluebells suffice?

      1. πŸ˜€ They will indeed πŸ’™

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