In a Vase on Monday, Carnaval de Nice

These I think are the last of the fantastic and long running show that the tulips have produced this year. Whether they are last because they are a late flowering tulip or because they are buried more deeply in the pot I don’t know, but it’s a lovely finale.

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Although beautiful, I found that Carnaval de Nice wants the stage to herself.

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Artemisia, Stock, and Abutilon are the only ones I could find to share the stage. One Black Diamond Tulip, and a lone dill flower remain from my initial attempts at a more varied vase.

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Thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting – inspiring me to bring flowers home to enjoy all week.

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20 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday, Carnaval de Nice

  1. Carnaval de Nice is wonderful and the Artemisia is the perfect companion. I thought I ordered these for last year but I don’t remember that they flowered, your lovely vase has reminded me. I like tulips on their own in a vase.

      1. I usually like to plant 25 of each variety. This time I’m planting 100 of some but over a staggered period with different amounts of time being chilled as an experiment. All the tulips are still in the fridge, I’ll begin planting them next month.

      2. 25 is definitely better, or similar varieties which flower at the same time. I was surprised at the difference in when mine flowered as they were planted around the same time. They did much better this year, I think it helped making a richer potting mix and adding some lime. I will look forward to seeing your vases in Springtime.

    1. Thank you, that’s true, this one does look better in the vase for that reason, and also it’s petals are more likely to get damaged by the wind I think.

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