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Apricot Beauty Opens Up

In this post and the next I’m going to indulge myself by taking you through the life stages (and many moods) of Apricot Beauty.

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Apricot Beauty is one of the commonest tulips there is—if a general garden catalogue has a few bulbs as a sop to bulb enthusiasts, Apricot Beauty will be one of them. The same is true for a hardware store that has little interest in plants, but will carry a few because people expect them.

It’s not a tulip that lasts well from season to season—or at least I haven’t yet figured out a way to make that happen. If I want Apricot Beauty bulbs in spring, I must order them each fall.

Some years, I’ve turned away from Apricot Beauty. There are so many other, more exotic and interesting and new bulbs to try. Even though I spend outrageous amounts of money on bulbs (considering my income), I have only so much, and I have to fit them all in the budget. And plant them.

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But the years I haven’t ordered Apricot Beauty, I’ve always missed it in spring.

You can see how many color variants it has—and its colors change as it ages, too.

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Next post: Apricot Beauty, the mature life

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • plantgirl May 30, 2008, 2:04 pm

    those are gorgeous pics – I’m looking to see which tulips to plant later this year/next as I’ve just moved here & there are no tulips :(
    thanks for visiting my blog & your link for seeds – will check it out :)

  • deb May 31, 2008, 7:36 am

    Just found you blog on blotanical. Nice pictures.

    Debbi

  • Pomona Belvedere May 31, 2008, 7:46 am

    Hi, glad you enjoyed the pictures. I’m planning to do some bulb catalogue/website reviews soon (since this is the best time for ordering bulbs, if you want to make sure you get the ones you want). Plantgirl’s comment makes me realize I can also make this an excuse to talk about (and show pictures of) some of my favorite tulips.

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