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Tulip "Black Parrot"

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By Meanie


Tulip "Black Parrot" (tulip)

New in my garden this year - a parrot type Queen of the Night!



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Wow this is stunning I shall add to goypedia

15 Apr, 2011

 

now that is stunning,

15 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks chaps!

15 Apr, 2011

 

i like this! quite a focal point for the garden? ~ not to mention the camera!!

15 Apr, 2011

 

Thats gorgeous Meanie.....beautiful colour too....

15 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Milky. It's not as dark as I was hoping, but the "Queen Of the Night" seems a little washed out this year too....

16 Apr, 2011

 

Meanie:

What a gorgeous tulip! I wish I could grow them here!

18 Apr, 2011

 

Delonix - have I just scored a point!!!!

18 Apr, 2011

 

several points up on me meanie

18 Apr, 2011

 

Don't you believe it Sticki - I think that I have the grand total of two points!!

18 Apr, 2011

 

and if i have zero you are several up on me!!!

18 Apr, 2011

 

Let's not exaggerate! Two - that's it!

18 Apr, 2011

 

i was thinking how i could score some points:
1 for weeds ~ too many of them
2 for not planning the garden so things are in the wrong place
3 for managing to lose a prize fuchsia that i brought in all winter
4 ~ and this one is definitely worth a point ~ my himalayan poppy that has just come out ~ but i cant put the photo on till ive got it right!! taken about 20 so far and still not right!!
i think the first 3 points may be negative!! therefore i have minus 3 plus 1 = -2
you win!!

18 Apr, 2011

 

Your Himalayan poppy is in bloom? Mine is just four puny leaves......

18 Apr, 2011

 

i have one open and one bud waiting to come out.
they are spectacular but at the same time they are odd ~ i think they want mountains and snow as a backdrop!??

18 Apr, 2011

 

I think that I'm giving up on them.......

18 Apr, 2011

 

ive planted lots of seeds that karensusan on here sent me ~ if they work you can have some of mine.

18 Apr, 2011

 

ive put the picture on.

18 Apr, 2011

 

It's a beaut Sticki!

18 Apr, 2011

 

thank you, nice present eh?

18 Apr, 2011

 

Great present!

18 Apr, 2011

 

Meanie:

Yes, you sure have scored a point! lol! :>)

I gave up on growing tulips here long ago!

18 Apr, 2011

 

At least I can artificially provide what my "exotics" need. I guess that it's harder to provide cool conditions in SoCal!

18 Apr, 2011

 

Meanie:

Tulips bulbs are available at nurseries pre-chilled. However, I've had such horrible luck over the years growing them (they grow deformed)...I've just given up!!!

There's a man in Orange County (south of Los Angeles and North of San Diego) who has a famous tulip garden (he draws attention from all around SoCal). He has a refrigerator dedicated to his tulip bulbs...and has been growing tulips for more than 30 years.

This is a really incredible article about the man and his tulips!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/11/eveningnews/main6290279.shtml

19 Apr, 2011

 

That's dedication!

19 Apr, 2011

 

It sure is, isn't it! Unfortunately, I'm not! :>)

19 Apr, 2011



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