Monday, April 27, 2009

Mystery Tulip Blooms

For those who have been following my blog you may
remember that a few weeks back I had found some
variegated tulip leaves coming up that I did not know
where they came from or what kind of tulip it may be.
The tulips that I had in this bed were yellow and orange
striped and did not have variegated leaves on them.

Well the tulip finally bloomed but it is still a mystery
and a surprise because it was not there last year and
I did not plant any new ones in this part of the yard.

The variegated tulip is red and white and beside it was
another surprise tulip, a bright red one.

I had removed some flower from this bed to relocate them
last Fall so is it possible that these are some very old bulbs
that were already there and in my digging around in this bed
caused them to bloom again?
Or could they be bulbs formed from the yellow and orange
striped tulips? No, not likely. Hmmm?
The red and the white with red striped tulip are still a mystery
but they are pretty together so I will leave them alone where
they are.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was so beautiful
here, in fact we had a mini heat wave for this time of the year in
Ohio with temps of 85 and 86 degrees. I was outdoor soaking it
all up and working in the flowerbeds.
Got some flowers moved around and planted three new
creeping Thyme "Magic Carpet", plus many other projects.
Got the plants that had been overwintering in the basement
up to get some sun and fertilizer. Moved the mini green house
outdoors to harden off my transplants. It was just a beautiful
weekend to get outdoors and enjoy what I love best, working
on my flower beds and of course taking some photographs.

We have one more day of very warm weather today and I will
be right back out there soaking it up before the rain and cooler
weather comes back in tomorrow.
Happy Gardening Everyone!

UPDATE: My computer is getting ready to crash so
I may be gone until the problem is solved.
Gotta love and hate em'.


RainGardener said...

Hi Lona, I guess they are 'happy accidents' if you don't know where they came from. Pretty ones too!
Did you get my message about you winning an award - posted at my blog April 25th.

Sheila said...

Very pretty!

madcobug said...

That red and white tulip is beautiful. Helen

Anonymous said...

Mystery or not, it's sweet! I love that colour combination. :) Our weekend was lovely here in the east, too -- about time!

Barbarapc said...

I have one of the most marvelous fringed tulips planted by a squirrel - never ordered it, never planted it - but it forms a new bulb and comes back every year - may your volunteers continue to do well for years - isn't this weather grand!

kate said...

beautiful tulips and greenhouse!!!
thanks for the photos

bennie and patsy said...

The flowers are all just beautiful.

Heather said...

I love surprises. Always nice when they bloom.

lynn'sgarden said...

Another gift from Mother Nature..gotta love that it looked like something we planned. I usually grow "mixed" tulips and never know what I'm going to

Darla said...

It doesn't matter where they came from, they are beautiful!! Lucky you.

Balisha said...

We have been having on and off nice weather. Good luck with computer problems.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovely tulips!

Dottie said...

I love a good mystery and this is a great one! Very pretty!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

That mystery tulip is very pretty. What a nice surprise!