Mr TG is in love.
His relationship with those strumpet Geums, ‘Mrs Bradshaw’ & ‘Lady Stratheden’, appears to be over.
The object of his desires now lies with a ballerina.
Tulip ‘Ballerina’, alongside ‘Purple Prince’ and ‘Queen of the Night’, were new additions to the Tidy Garden planted late autumn 2013.
By day, the Ballerina opens her petals wide, enjoying the sun’s rays & the admiring glances of Mr TG.
As the sun goes down and the temperature drops, she begins to close up….
…until finally, snuggled up for the day…
…she reveals her slender reddish streaks against her blazing orange form.
She is elegantly stunning & despite her wanton manner, I am prepared to invite more Ballerina bulbs to the garden this autumn.
Partnered with Tulip ‘Purple Prince (left) and ‘Queen of the Night’ (right).
All 3 are beautifully formed with strong stems, the flowers stay neat & tidy despite the wind & rain and are even more ‘stunninger’ (not a real word…yet) when dappled in sunlight.
Sexy, flirtatious and damned right gorgeous….and that’s just Mr TG.