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Beauty of the Bud

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Apr 4, 2015

Budding

ABOVE: Early in the bloom time of Tulip Van Eijk, the buds have a sleek silhouette and stand tall ready to burst with beautiful potential.

Spring is a wonderful time of year, especially if you planted tulip bulbs last fall! Depending on your location, you are either seeing tulip foliage push up through the ground, enjoying a full display of flowers or somewhere in between. Last year I planted Darwin Hybrid Tulips Mystic Van Eijk in my front landscape bed and captured the progression of spring as told through the beauty of the tulip bud.

early-pretty

ABOVE: As the tulip matures and as the days get warmer, tulips will open up more, catching the natural light and showing off their bright, saturated color.

Mid-Open-Sun

ABOVE: When Tulip Mystic Van Eijk reaches its peak, it will display the most vibrant color of its life cycle.

Mature

ABOVE: At the end of its bloom time, Mystic Van Eijk takes on a paler pink color and begins to hand over its reign to late blooming tulips and daffodils.

Topics: Fall Planted Bulbs Inspiration Spring Blooming Bulbs Spring Blooming Flowers Tulips

Kathleen LaLiberte has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.

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