Thursday, March 31, 2016

Shopping for Spring. . . . . . . .




Yes, my tulips are now blooming in the garden.
No, these are not from my garden!

A magnificent bunch of one dozen parrot tulips for just
$7.99 at Trader Joe's a couple of days ago.
I just couldn't resist.
I think they're stunning, don't you agree?

12 comments:

  1. My second favorite to daisies. Stunning.

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  2. Dear Mary, I love Rembrandt Tulips. Wish we had a Trader Joe's nearby. I have found Rembrandt bulbs at Costco in the Fall. In the meantime, the deer ate my tulips.
    Love the way you have arranged your tulips and love the black candles.

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    1. Gina dear, they are actually dark chocolate brown candles and I love them as they seem right for every season - although I admit I did buy them to match those brown reindeer in my Christmas decor!!!
      My first tulips to bloom in the garden are from Costco - they are mostly pink and double, pretty but very short stemmed. I don't recall actually choosing those bulbs so they are a surprise. Love how tulips continue to 'grow' once cut - and I don't really arrange, just plonk them in a container and let them do what they will, such fun flowers.
      Sorry about your darned deer - thankfully we don't have them, however something big has been munching on my bluebells, grrrr!!

      Mary -

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  3. Yes, I totally agree! I must go find some fresh flowers soon. Love these tulips soooo much! Your photo is gorgeous too.

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  4. Love these tulips and love Trader Joe's. Two or three TJ's in town, but it's a big town, and I'm hoping for one in my neighborhood soon to quickly pop into. 😄

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  5. Beautiful! I need to head to TJ. MY tulips I bought at Publix before Easter finally gave up.

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  6. Parrot tulips are so attractive - each year I intend to plant some and then completely forget - they make me think of Dutch still life paintings.

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  7. What pretty flowers!! Love them

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  8. Wow, that's a good price for such magnificence! I love them!

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  9. Gorgeous and showy tulips like those really attract the eye. There's nothing like a vase of flowers to liven up a room.

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  10. Ohhhhhhh such fancy girls they are. What a delight to bring home fresh flowers - I adore tulips, I might need to run out and get some - mine won't bloom for a few weeks yet.

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  11. Thank goodness for Trader Joe's :) Our local store has the best flowers: lavender, delphiniums and, yes, parrot tulips!! Happy spring to you and Bob! xoxo

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