The jury is in on the Monet tulips: love 'em.
The Angelique tulips! They look like peonies. And here's what the whole bed looks like now:
All that's left to bloom are the Greenland tulips which are late-season. Most of the iris and the lilies survived and are coming along fine. Yes, I know that the bed is very weedy, but it sits on a slope so I am leaving the weeds as long as possible to hold the soil in place. We've had a lot of rain!
The mystery tulips not only have multiple blossoms, they also come in assorted colors:
Less than satisfying are the Peppermint Stick Tulips.
I was trying to create a "miniatures" garden. I planted the Peppermint Stick tulips, the Pencrebar daffodils and dwarf iris. The squirrels got all of the iris bulbs and the tulips were a a disappointment. Maybe I'll just stick to miniature daffodils in this bed.
Right across the little paved walk is my lilac bush with lily of the valley and violets underneath.