“I am sorry to inform you, but Tulip 'Pink Diamond' is not available", Jan Deen - my bulbs supplier - wrote to me last autumn. “Instead I have selected tulip 'Candy Prince' for you. If you don not like the colour, just pull them out!"
Oh yes, Jan knows my style of gardening. If something it is not to my taste I will certainly pull it out!
On the Internet I tried I to find a picture of 'Candy Prince’. It appears to be a beautiful tulip in a light pink colour. But alas, the flowering time was completely wrong. I had planned a late flowering tulip, I got me an early flowering one instead! That was completely wrong in the schedule I planned.
What to do? I considered dozens of options and my thoughts milled on and on for many nights. Eventually I found a solution. I would have to plant 'Candy Prince' in a totally different area of my garden. I supposed that Tulip ‘Candy Prince’ and 'Blue Diamond' would be wonderful together under the pear tree.
At this moment Tulips 'Candy Prince' and 'Blue Diamond' are flowering. Together with the dark Helleborus it turns out to be the stunning combination I dreamed of.
My creativity has been put to the test severely, but that is all easily forgotten.
Because this prince; for sure no one can resist!
The garden will be open April 24 and 25.
Tulipa 'Candy Prince' together with the dark Helleborus.
Tulip 'Candy Prince' and T. 'Blue Diamond'.
Combination of tulips and the spiky leaves of bearded Irises an the soft grey leaves of Matthiola incana.
The tulips just started flowering and it is beautiful already.
Tulip 'Blue Diamond', a little darker than 'Candy Prince'.
Have a Happy Bloggers Bloom Day!