Sunday, 2 May 2010

The Vini Vanderveer Tulip

This is the Vini Vanderveer Tulip. I created this tulip by propagating a Parrot and a Darwin. At the moment it is unique, as it is a one of kind. Or at least I hope so. I tried to create one for my Grandmother after I took over her Vegetable Garden. Grandma went to the seniors home with Dementia.
With a few attempts one took hold and this was it. It took four years to even bloom from seed. So I had no idea what it would be like. That year I did some home expansion and it had to be moved too early. So another 3 years and this is that time.
I understand that this may be already out there some where, if so that is okay. But this one tulip is one I created for my Grandma. Original or not it is for her.

I will add more pics of this in the coming days. It is not fully open yet.


  1. Gardening is an art too when we can create colours of our choice just by mixing them.... marry them. Lovely colour! ~bangchik

  2. Thank-you so much for your comment and I fully agree

  3. Oh,my! How very special this is!!

    I'm glad I came to visit your site today!


  4. Thank-you. I am so pleased when any one comes to visit the site, even better when they comment. I truly wish Grandma could be here to see this she would have loved it

  5. dear sonny..i just wish that your grandma and grandpa and your mom would have seen what a lovely blog you have produced.
    it is always so refreshing to come here to see your flowers, your birds, your butterflies, your fish and toads and squirrels ...just the whole wonderful terry

    your blog is almost seven months old...where has the time gone???

  6. What a lovely tribute!!! And her garden is glorious.

    My Ruby Tuesday is a joke [PG-13] today. Do come by for a visit, won't you?!!