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We had a heavy rainstorm pass through recently, and it proved too much for some of the full, heavy blossoms of Tulip ‘Margarita’. I couldn’t just leave them in the garden, bent down nearly to the ground on partially broken stems, so in the house they came!

The three of them fit nicely into a medium sized turquoise blue bowl from my kitchen. They looked lonely, so I went to my front porch and clipped a few leaves from the rhododendrons. I took it outside to photograph because the light was so nice.

Tulip ‘Margarita’

It won’t be a long lasting arrangement; the blooms were on their last legs as it was, and several petals on the tulip in the back are already browning. It’s not particularly attractive when viewed from above! Nonetheless, it will make a pretty display on the dining room table for a couple of days.

‘Margarita’ is a very frilly, flouncy Double Early tulip. Her blossoms average five inches across, and she can grow to twenty-six inches in height (average height is about twenty inches). As you can see, her color is bright magenta, with a yellow center.

I am quite enamored of this tulip!

Thank you to Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for hosting this weekly display of vases from bloggers around the world!