The great thing about spring bulbs is the voyage of self-discovery that they launch. By the time they come up, you have forgotten entirely what you’ve planted…or what kind of mood prompted such interesting decisions.
I’m still a little stumped as to what I was thinking last August. While I’ve always liked bright-colored tulips, this year, I’ve got a color scheme that verges on obnoxious: purple, tomato red, and greenish yellow. Of course, the display is getting loads of attention from passing strangers. It’s kind of embarrassing.
Still, it’s not all bad. The red and yellow fringed tulip, a variety called ‘Davenport,’ is really fun.
And while I generally don’t like daffodils except in very natural settings, I’m really enjoying a completely unnatural-looking double called ‘Bridal Crown. Of course, its cream color doesn’t do much to help this color scheme. Nothing will help that but the arrival of June.’