I enjoyed reading this article about a flower I've loved since childhood. I remember drawing them in a child's hand with a U as the bud's base and several letter V's as the "petals." (lol at the pleasant memory from long ago)
Mine are brightening the outside of my small cottage at the present and I am delighted (as are the neighbors who are gawking). Part of the joy I received this year was gardening with my DH who proudly speaks of 'his tulips.'
He is planning next year's tulip purchase/planting already. It bought out the kid in us both to wait for the blooms and when they lifted their colorful heads, we were thrilled!
I am really hoping to find more Darwins for next year and keeping our fingers crossed that Darwins purchased this year will make a come back here in Zone 7B.