3 Great Tulip Varieties For Your Spring Garden

Angelique Tulips

A serious gardener knows that there are several different types of bulbs that should be considered when planting a garden. Among most’s list of favorites are tulips. They offer a great variety to choose from!

Here are a few suggestions of tulip varietals that you may want to consider when planning your garden this spring…

  • Fusilier – these produce a bouquet of red-orange blooms on each stem. They also tends to reliably come back every year and bears many brightly colored blooms per stem. They bloom best in mid spring.
  • Black Parrot – with their fringed and twisted petals, the ‘Black Parrot’ is an especially nice choice with dark purple blooms. At two-feet tall on average, they are one of the most dramatic, showstopping tulips available.
  • Angelique – these may be the most elegant of all of the tulip varietals. They bloom in late spring and offer a gorgeous color and a great fragrance.

Do you need assistance in figuring out which tulips may best suit your garden? That’s what Marvin Gardens is here for. Contact us and we’ll be glad to help!

The Song of The Crocus Fairy

Along with Tulips and Daffodils, Crocuses are flowers most commonly associated with spring. Fittingly, “The Song of the Crocus Fairy” is the first poem in Cicely Mary Barker’s classic book, Flower Fairies of the Spring, and crocus fairies are pictured on the cover. This very book has served as inspiration for some of the world’s most notable gardeners.

Crocuses are most often found in Lilac, mauve, yellow and white and there are approximately 80 species and 30 cultivars and they are an absolute sight to see during a spring shower. Be sure to keeps your eyes out for these beauties through the month of April!