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Friday, 25 April 2014

Mr TG’s New Love

 

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.

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Tulip ‘Ballerina’, alongside ‘Purple Prince’ and ‘Queen of the Night’, were new additions to the Tidy Garden planted late autumn 2013.

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By day, the Ballerina opens her petals wide, enjoying the sun’s rays & the admiring glances of Mr TG.

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As the sun goes down and the temperature drops, she begins to close up….

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…until finally, snuggled up for the day…

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…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.

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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.

9 comments:

elaine said...

Divine - truly a lovely shape - I shall be definitely on the hunt for them come bulb planting time. I call them lily flowered tulips - my friend has a couple of pots of white ones which light up a shady corner.

elaine said...

Divine - truly a lovely shape - I shall be definitely on the hunt for them come bulb planting time. I call them lily flowered tulips - my friend has a couple of pots of white ones which light up a shady corner.

Tammy said...

As anticipated, gorgeous!

Linda said...

Hi Jane, your photos are gorgeous!

Pam's English Garden said...

Jane, this is a delightful posting. I never saw the ‘Ballerina’ before -- a wonderful addition to your garden. P.x
PS. I don't know why my latest posting isn't appearing in your blogroll.

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

I can understand his obsession with these they are gorgeous I would not be able to stop myself from stroking the petals. lol love Alison xx

Indie said...

Hmm, Mr. TG seems to be rather fickle, loving and leaving them so quickly... I hope those Geums aren't drooping and moping about now in heartache! But that tulip has quite the shapely figure - I can see why Mr.TG has been seduced by this lovely ballerina! My husband would also love this one, as he has a weakness for a lady in an orange dress.

Casa Mariposa said...

How could he not fall in love with a tulip that tempting? I'd buy more, more, more! They are beauties!

HELENE said...

Lovely tulips, I have had Queen of night several times, but I treat them as annuals so have to buy them again – not sure if they are worth the money considering I can get a healthy perennial that last me years for the same price as a large bag of tulip bulbs. But I admit they are gorgeous when in flower!
All the tulips are gone in my garden, the last, very late one went last week, the early ones flowered in February. Now I am waiting for the first peony and roses – not long to wait I think :-)

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