It took just a few days with temperatures above 20 degrees for the tulips in VMU Botanical Garden in Kaunas to explode in blossoms. Most of the 500 species grown in the garden coloured the 10-are territory almost simultaneously, which is not very usual!
As the specialists say, this is definitely the blossom week for tulips – if the warm weather continues to please us, some of the species will finish blooming in no time; don’t procrastinate if visiting the botanical garden is in your plans for this May. Tulips from groups including Foster and Greigii are considered the ‘early ones’, Triumph tulips and Darwin hybrids have already managed to catch up. This means four to five days remaining to make that tulip selfie.
Two of the tulip species grown in VMU Botanical Garden in Kaunas are considered Lithuanian. ‘Genovaitė’ was created by a local selector Jonas Auksuolis Liutkevičius, while ‘Alma Adamkienė’, named after the former First Lady of Lithuania, was created in the Netherlands. This year, the kaunastic botanical garden also presents new species coming from Pakistan, Iraq and other countries in Asia.
All photos by VMU Botanical Garden