These are the third tulips to come out in the garden this spring. Apricot Beauty lives up to its name, subtly changing colour as the flower develops - it has a greenish tinge in bud, goes through a lemony yellow phase and then a deeper apricot, finally fading to pink. Absolutely gorgeous. Its an early single and much shorter than Apricot Impression (see 5 April) at about 30 - 40 cms.
An artist seeking a simpler life - (but not too simple!)