I love spring. I love tulips and I love all the colors of spring flowers that can make a beautiful spring landscape. I have been collecting photos of some of the tulip color combinations I have seen around town so I can make a plan for my garden. I hope these photos give you a few ideas as well! (double click on the photos to enlarge the photo)
In the first photo, there are yellow daffodils, red tulips, pansies in yellow and beautiful purple violas or you might call them Johnny jump ups and lastly, purple hyacinths. In front of the bed are the greens from crocus flowers that are now done. I love the hot color and contrast in this one.
In the second photo you see the quiet pastel pinks blended with cool blues (Grecian windflower-Anemone blanda) behind them. One great characteristic of the windflowers is that they are in bloom for a couple of months- if you have a large clump of them. They start blooming in March and slowly dwindle down in mid May.
In the next photo is another bright combo of orange and yellow tulips, blue hyacinths, yellow, purple and white pansies and purple with yellow violas. Excuse the weed in the middle and the dead ornamental cabbage in front- this is a municipal flower bed in the middle of Main Street, Meridian, Idaho (notice the car tires at the top of the photo).
I had to stop my car on the way to work and jump out and get a photo of this awesome vignette of flowers, garden bench, vintage milk cans and skulls. Pink, purple, blue and white hyacinths are in front and the red, yellow and orange combo tulips hover from behind. The bark texture on the tree and the metal decor on the bench add depth and dimension to this interesting gardenscape. What do you think of this one? I like it!
The next color combo did literally stop me in my tracks at the Meridian Village, the colors are hot and bright and the tulips are very exotic. I'm guessing here, but I think the fuschia ones are lily-flowering tulips, the yellow ones might be Kaufmanniana tulips, but I'm not sure, maybe a double fringed tulip. The brilliant colors are WOW.
PICK YOUR FAVORITE!