DON'T do what I did and choose your flowers from the pictures in the catalogue. The colours will be totally wrong, the scale misleading and you get a frozen snap-shot of a fragment of time. I have landed up with 3 large pots full of outlandish hard yellow and red tulips that even look bad when picked as a bunch.
I am always telling my customers not to do this and now I have fallen into the trap.
The best way to choose tulips for next Spring is to go to a gardening show and spend ages looking round the cut bulb stand. Bloms always have the dizziest array of every colour at Chelsea.