Fritillaria meleagris has opened up its checkered flowers. It's an amazing sight!
I only wish they would stay for a couple of months....instead of weeks.
One of its cousins, Fritillaria persica, amazes me tremendously. Its amost black flowers add mystery to my garden.
I'm getting more and more fond of tulips. Tulipa tarda is a welcome sight this time of year. The yellow flowers open up each time the sun passes by.
As does it's relative Tulipa saxatilis. They are both botanical and very sweet. This one has a lovely scent.
Tulipa purissima is quite tall and very handsome! Its yellow flowers fade into a creamish white - an absolute favourite of mine!
Another tulip that is very pretty is Apricot Beauty. I'm getting more and more fond of tulips!
Red Paradise is also nice. It's got yellow splashes and a yellow centre inside.
Finally, I must admit that I'm fascinated by the tulip Rococo. It's quite weird looking - almost ugly - and yet so very beautiful... Don't you think?
On top of that - it's got a nice scent!
My husband is going to Amsterdam next week. I wonder if they have bulbs of tulips for sale this time of year...?