Sunset driveway scene; Lilac trimmed to treelike shape containers begun; Princess Irene tulip closeup; Tulips bent by rain.
I planted lots of tulipa “Renown” last fall.
Queen of the Bartigons is a perennial tulip… it has lasted here for more than fifteen years, and is always beautiful.
Hocking Hills Gardener says
Oh Ilona your spring garden looks so pretty. The tulips are lovely. I need to invest in some perennial or species tulips. This things I by at the box stores are done after one year and I jerked out quite a few this spring. It would really be cheaper in the long run.I hope our silly Ohio weather gets into one mode here soon.
You have two plants that I wish I could have here in the south. Lilacs, yes I know Miss Kim does well here…..I want the old fashioned lilacs, and tulips, again, I know there are a few varieities that do well here…but I want it all.
Your lilac looks great limbed up like that.
Lona Dawn- some names to look for : Ivory Floradale and Queen of the Bartigons; most of the lily flowered tulips, especially the the white and one called China Pink. If you like Bright yellow- Pres. Kennedy and the Apeldoorn. All will tend to last a long time in the garden.
Janet- yes, we get some perks for our cold temperature tolerance, I guess 🙂 Lilacs are very beautiful here- and I should try to limb up some of the others I have…although if they don’t block a walkway, or I don’t have to see them as a focal point I tend to get lazy about the pruning. But you all do have things like gardenias, crape myrtles and live oaks…. so I’m not feeling sorry for you;) -not that you asked for pity!