Category Archives: Tulips

Top 10 Tulips

My Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Tulips

An important and thrilling aspect of my job is to select Tulip bulbs every Autumn for a dazzling Spring display. I find that the catalogues rarely represent well the true colours of flowers, so it is a great opportunity to choose some new varieties that are unfamiliar to me. In the Great Pavilion there are several bulb retailers with displays of flowering tulips, all named and ready to be photographed. Unfortunately I didn’t do them all justice with some rather blurry images..

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West Point

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Moonlight Girl

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Elegant Lady

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batalini Honky Tonk

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Tres Chic
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Flaming Baltic

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Lasting Love

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Fantasy
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Shirley

As I said, these are all varieties that are unfamiliar to me and can be added to my list of absolute favourites:
Abu Hassan
Ballade + Havran,
Ballerina
Cummins
Doll’s Minuet
Queen of Night
Swan wings
White Triumphator

Tulips – let’s end on a high

Queen of night.. stunning by the front door
Queen of night.. stunning by the front door
Tulipa Merlot with Cummins Forget-me-nots and grape hyacinths
Tulipa Merlot with Cummins, forget-me-nots and grape hyacinths
Bottom right a close-up of Tulipa Cummins - just gorgeous
Bottom right a close-up of Tulipa Cummins – just gorgeous

This is it in Monet's garden
This is it in Monet’s garden – you can’t go wrong!