With the spring coming up very soon, I wanted to introduce you to some of our spring offerings. As always, Mother Nature is in charge of when these blooms arrive, but I will give a general window for each one. My hope is that everything will have survived this harsh winter.
Anemones: These will being producing at the end of February into March. This year I have: 1) black and white, 2) white with green eyes (single and double petals); 3) burgundy.
Ranunculus: This year I was really excited to try all the new ranunculus that are out there. I ordered Floret’s Lemon, Champagne, and Pastel Ranunculus (20 each). I also ordered Telecote ranunculus in pastel and merlot (bottom right). I also purchased five varieties of Italian ranunculus. They are in very small quantities, but I am excited to see how they produce to include more in 2019. I got Pon Pon Igloo and Hermoine; Success Rio and Salmon, and Hanoi. These begin in March through April.
Tulips: Tulips are one of my favorites. There are so many different styles and colors. The main tulips I focused for resale in numbers over 25 include: Parrots Apricot and Silver, single tulips Menton (peachy pink) and Queen of the Night (dark purple/maroon), double tulips Angelique (pink) and Charming Beauty (yellow/peach). Additionally I have a good number of single tulips including Pink Impression, Mystic van Eijk, and Orange Emperor. There are around a hundred other test tulips that I have less than 10 of each tulip available — check my Instagram or stop by the garden to see whats blooming for your event. The tulips usually start March and taper off at the end of April.
Daffodils: Included this year: Pink Charm, Replete, Slim Whitman, Ice King, Tahiti, Tete a Tete, and lastly Sir Winston Churchill & Bridal Crown (two of the most fragrant tulips). These are early on the scene — late February to April.
Miscellaneous bulbs: New to the garden this year I also added Snowdrops, Muscari, and Alliums (white /dark maroon). The smaller Fritillarias — uva vulpis (maroon with yellow tips) and meleagris (checkerboard) should bloom between March and May.
Fruit Trees: I also have peach trees which bloom in February a beautiful pink and some immature cherry trees that I hope will have blooms this year. There is also a quince bush with reddish/orange blooms.
This is just an overview of the the bulbs and trees that will be blooming this spring. There will additionally be spring seed grown flowers that I will update in another list.
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