Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Happy Gardener

I have to say I am very happy with parts of the garden .. so far ?
I would have to recommend "Ballerina" tulip, even to a non-tulip gardener like me !
She has stayed in gorgeous form for weeks now and even though she looks more red than orange this year I am not complaining !

Now how could you not fancy this tulip ?

Another plus that is making my day is that Golden Spirit is leafing out with now problem .. so it has to be happy with it's transfer right ?
I am hoping for some gorgeous colours come Fall (yes .. I know .. talking about Autumn already ?)
That is what a gardener does .. time jumps .. you have to .. a garden is constantly in flux and you have to imagine another look for another season .. so I am trying to keep up with my imagination and the potential of my garden .. another few weeks when the heat and humidity gets to me ? ...
 I will be saying some naughty words and wondering what the heck did I get into yet again !


RURAL said...

Your garden is looking delish....leafing out and lovely.

What a pretty tulip, is it a lily flowered one?


Country Gal said...

Everything looks pretty ! My Daffodils are done but everything else has started blooming ! This long weekend is the weekend we go to our fave Garden center and get all our flowers ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Heather said...

Beautiful Joy! I do so love tulips but have never bothered planting them... I really should consider it! Cheers~

spurge said...

I do love those Ballerinas - look especially nice with the Japanese maple nearby! I may have to add them to my list for next year...

outlawgardener said...

Wow, that is a beautiful tulip! This is its second year in your garden?

Paula @ Blooms 'n' Spades said...

What a lovely display of tulips you have. They have all finished in my garden now, but I'm hoping to add more for a better display next year.

Nadezda said...

Joy, I love this tulip Ballerina, will remember you advice!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Jen girl !
Thank you very much .. once it gets going .. it gets GOING ! haha
Yes .. Ballerina is a lily lip tulip and I find they hold their form a lot longer than the other ones .. it is a favorite of mine for sure !

Hello there Elaien girl !
My daffs are just about done now too .. they were lovely but I forgot to take pictures of the front garden where they looked wonderful !! BIG sigh
Yes .. the long weekend looks great .. it is going to be BUSY for sure!

Heather girl how are you : )
I highly recommend these tulips .. they really hold out a lot longer than many other tulips .. these have gone on for weeks now and still look great : ) You have to get some!

Hello Spurge .. just saw your post and we share quite a few plants .. I love your combinations!
Yes .. add Ballerina .. she is a beauty!

Hello Outlaw and yes .. my second year with them and they are looking great eh ? .. but funny enough I could swear they were more orange last year .. maybe my Japanese maple did something to them ? LOL

Hello Paula .. I love what you have done with your garden .. and you are like me .. a sucker for new plants and constantly changing things around in the garden ..can't help ourselves eh ? LOL

Nadezda girl if you have the chance to get them DO ! I know you won't be disappointed .. they truly are a lovely tulip !

Tamara Jansen said...

Somehow I never manage to plant tulips but I LOVE the look!

Carolyn ♥ said...

Lovely ballerinas dancing in your gardens, Joy. Happy Spring!

Marguerite said...

Joy, when I opened up your blog and saw that photo!! oh my I think I love those tulips. utterly stunning. I laughed when you mentioned heat and humidity, last week when it was so hot I found myself already cursing the weather under my breath. This week it's been so cold - I take it all back!!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Tamara .. I loved your "story" of the workers in the green house .. I had a great laugh with the sleeping poses and the pizza! .. YES ! if you get the chance do plant Ballerina, they are so worth it: )

Carolyn girl thank you and I know your gardens must look spectacular by now .. I have to pop over and see about those multitude of roses you bought !

OH!!! Marguerite(thank you !) ..
we have such a short window of Spring weather I utterly cry when the heat and humidity does come .. so I try to work way too hard during the cooler time .. this weekend is going to be fantastic so I better get myself in gear here .. hope you get just the right weather too girl !!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joy, that tulip is gorgeous. I am not one to save tulips in the garden because I have not been able to have them come back consistently. I do love them so this is one I should try.


Rose said...

Tulips make me happy, too! As does seeing a shrub beginning to leaf out. I was beginning to worry I had made a mistake pruning my beautyberry too early, but it's finally putting out some leaves, so I'm breathing a sigh of relief.

We went from spring to summer within a couple of days here; I'm already complaining about the heat:)


Maybe the heat and humidity will be a little more friendly this year.

The tulips look wonderful and your Cotinus--I'm jumping for joy! It looks wonderful. I'm so glad the transplant went well.

How's it going with the menfolk? Is John back yet? Wondering about you.

Have a great week!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Eileen girl ! ( I have to get over to your place!) .. YES ! I find this tulip is my favorite .. although if I find more this Fall I will plant more to make sure they do look as nice as this again ! Try them girl !

Rose you have wonderful tulips .. no wonder they make you happy !!
I wish I could have as many as you but the squirrel mafia won't cooperate ? LOL
I understand about the Beauty Bush .. I love my shrubs too, so when one is in jeopardy ? I sweat it out .. just like my smoke bush had me going for a while! LOL

Gracie girl .. I so owe you an e-mail .. I will try to get that done! .. YES !! I am so happy about my Golden Spirit .. we had loads of rain last night so the garden is a jungle and I kid you not .. when you go from barren to jungle mode it can be overwhelming !