5 Tulips that Flower from March until June

Tulips are referred as nobles of a garden. They are magnificent masterpieces of nature. But did you know that there are many types of tulips and each of them bloom in different seasons? One of these types is “species” tulips. “Species” tulips are known for their toughness. They can last for a very long time, even decades. They also bloom more beautifully as time progresses. Unlike garden tulips, they tend to disappear after several years, thus they have to be replanted.

In this article, you can learn about five “species” tulips that bloom from March until June.

Tulipaturkestanica

Tulipaturkestanica is one species of tulips that originated from Turkey. It has grey-green leaves. It can also seem to have 12 star-shaped flowers, usually white in colour. These are indeed one of the fragrant varieties of tulips. It is considered a member of the Botanical Tulips, too. These lovely species can be planted in the garden. It is a true sun-lover where its beauty radiates. It can even grow up to ten inches tall and will surely be there blooming year after year!

Tulipaclusiana

Also known as the Persian Tulip, this species of tulips is believed to originate in Persia. Other texts reveal that it natively came from Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tibet and Kashmir. Collectively, Tulipaclusiana are branded as Candlesticks or Lady Tulips. These usually have a combination of red and white colour like a peppermint stick or a streaked of red and yellow colour. They colour up and become so attractive in the first week of April and their beauty lasts until May. They can grow up to eight inches tall. Indeed, this species is also a lover of a warm weather.

Tulipabiflora

Tulipabiflora is a species of tulips locally from Southern Balkans and Southeast Russia. These are short-stemmed plants but with beautiful and wide flowers. They are usually planted every fall and they bloom during spring season. Since they are rare kind of tulips, you can say that they are a sight to behold.

Tulipasprengeri

From Amasya, North-West Turkey, Tulipasprengeri grows in good soil and can even survive in a hot weather with limited shade. Some experts say that they can even grow well in grass. The colours are so vivid and anyone can fall in love instantly in the beauty of these species of tulips.

Tulipalinifolia

This particular species have a wide range of flower colours. These can grow up to 20 cm in height and usually have very narrow grey-green leaves. They are believed to originate from Iran and Asia.

How to Fill Your House with Tulips

When you say “spring”, a display of bright, vivid and stunning flowers comes to mind. Why go outside to witness this beautiful season when you can bring it right to your home? Imagine waking up on your comfortable mattress and rolling over to see a wonderful display of pink tulips in the morning?

Nothing could beat floral decoration. Thus, flowers like tulips would be a nice addition to your house interior. It doesn’t matter whether you got the flowers fresh from the garden or bought it straight from a flower shop. As long as they make your home more natural and fresh, then you’re making the right choice.

Tulips can last for more or less ten days after plucking them, especially if you’ve properly taken care of them. If you want to display them inside your house, you might want to prolong their lives as long as you can. This article will give you a number of tips on how you can maximize the life of your tulips upon display.

Choose Fresh Blooms

In a flower shop, you will see vast options of gorgeous tulips. However, do not be tempted to buy the fully-opened ones. They might be a sight to behold, but they will not last longer as a display at home. You should only buy the fully-opened ones for special occasions such as dates, weddings, or either home or hospital visits.

If you are getting them from your garden, the same concept applies. Cut your tulips before they are fully opened.

Prevent Them From Drying Out

Whether you are taking them from a flower shop or from your garden, you have to prevent them from drying out. Wrap them in wet clothes or paper towels soaked in fresh water. This is to avoid premature drying out of the tulips.

Prepare Your Tulips For Display

To prepare your tulips for display, cut at least ¼ inch from the base of the stem. Cut the base at an angle. You also have to remove extra leaves from the base of the stem. The rule is to remove any leaves that will get soaked in the water. It causes the leaves to rot instantly and affect the flowers.

Wash your vase properly to prevent bacteria build-up which can affect your tulips. Also, make sure that the vase you’ve chosen can cover at least half of the height of the flowers to avoid them from bending over. Using a shorter vase may cause the stem to bend forward, thus making it faster for them to die.

Use cold water in filling your vase. It will help keep the stems fresh and hard. In positioning the flowers, make sure that they have space from each other. Give them enough room so they can breathe.

Ensure The Tulips Are As Visible As Possible

Of course, you want your tulips to be on display. Therefore, you have to place them in areas when they can be easily noticed by people. You can choose to put them in the living room and on your bedroom, too. It can give you a more positive feeling as you wake up in the morning and see the flowers. Just make sure that you keep the flowers away from the sun as the heat will wilt the flowers. Also, keep it away from the toaster, refrigerator, and other appliances that emit heat.

Big Tulip Meet Up

Calling all tulips enthusiasts and barbecue lovers out there! Tulipes Sauvages is planning to host a Big Tulip Meet Up/Barbecue Party for all interested individuals. We are breaking out the new gas smoker for the outdoor event that will be held in 134 Avenue de la République, TRIFOUILLIS LES CANARDS. The event will start from 10 am to 8pm on a weekend of May 2017. Further information of the date will be released shortly.

For regular goers, there are a number of surprises waiting for you. There are several booths to be placed where you can find and buy great tulips and other gardening items. A speaker has also been invited to give a short talk in the afternoon on how to take good care of your flowers. It will be a day of learning and fun for both beginners and experts. In the evening, there will be a music festival where barbecue and drinks will be served. Most of the dishes, including the barbecue, are cooked in a large propane smoker bought exclusively for the event, so you’ll be served with appetizing foods.. Indeed, a great way to celebrate the weekend!

There will also be contests to be held where everyone can participate. The first contest is dressing them with the most stunning and gorgeous tulips costume. The second is for enthusiasts to bring the most attractive tulips they have in their garden! To join the contest, register at the front desk when you arrive at the venue. Registration starts at 10am and ends at 11am.

The event tickets, too, will serve as your stubs to a grand raffle where you can take home amazing tokens and other prizes. The grand prize is a gardening tool kit.

Tulipes Sauvages also invites entrepreneurs and businesses of all kinds and sizes from the flower industry and others who wish to join the event and promote their products. They can set up their own booths to make the event livelier.

Big Tulipes Sauvages’ Big Tulip Meet Up is perfect for everyone – whether you go solo, go with your friends, go with a loved one, or even with the whole family, you surely will have a great time. Tickets for the event can be availed online at a very affordable price.

Mark your calendars now and wait for further announcements at Tulipes Sauvages website! If you have further inquiries of the said event, feel free to contact us at events@tulipessauvages.org.

How to Maintain the Lawn around a Tulip Garden

Tulips are undeniably a striking addition to any garden. With the right maintenance, they can last for a long time. What’s more is that taking care of this flower can be done by both beginners and professionals. It’s not only reading mower reviews for finding the best equipment to mow the lawn. It’s also about relaxing on rigid schedules to follow and no complex gardening and fertilization techniques, it’s relatively simple if you follow this guide.

However, one obstacle you’ll surely meet when you grow tulips is your lawn. If you have been noticing that the grass begins to grow taller, it is time to cut it off. Since you have beds of tulips, you might need to put a lot of care in doing so. Here are other ways to maintain your lawn without destroying your tulips.

  1. Your first option is to place your tulips in a place that does not need mowing – such as under the trees. It is the most strategic place as there is sufficient amount of sunshine to help it bloom and a lot of shade to keep the grass from growing.
  2. You can also opt to grow your tulips in a wild garden with grasses where you do not need to do the mowing any longer. It can look like they were there naturally. Since tulips can easily adapt to such location, you need not worry about their health.
  3. In case you still want to plant your tulips in a lawn, follow this guideline: After mowing, it is best that you let your grass clippings lay there and break down naturally. They can nourish the grass and add at least 25% of nutrients back to the soil. In other words, it helps in maintaining a healthy soil which is beneficial for your tulip bed. Leaving the clipping on the lawn also prevents the grass to grow faster.
  4. A bed of tulips in a poorly maintained lawn will not survive for long. It is not enough that you have the passion and the desire to see your tulips in full bloom. You also have to work in achieving it. Choose whatever technique in trimming your lawn. Just make sure that it suits your garden arrangement.