Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tulip time almost over. . . . . . . .


I almost had my next travel post ready to post when something messed up 
with Blogger and I lost half of what I'd written, grrrrr!
So instead, today, you get these, photos I took yesterday of the 
fast fading parrot tulips from the garden.
I was thrilled that they were just opening when we arrived home from the trip.
I really expected them to be long gone but I think the cooler weather of March
kept them sleeping a little longer.






Even now they still are quite beautiful, their curled petals silk-like, the colors muted but 
still perfect. I now have Darwin tulips opening, lovely but not as stunning as these
have been.

Do you grow tulips?


6 comments:

  1. Your tulips are still pretty even as they fade. Do you think they waited for you to return from your trip? I do not grow tulips since they don't get the chill factor that they need where I live in California.

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  2. Beautiful colors. I planted some tulips a few weeks ago. Hopefully they will bloom. And if not, hopefully they will next year.

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  3. Hi Mary, Your tulip shots are sensational. I love "old" tulips. Yes, I grow tulips. Mostly Rembrandt tulips. Mine are barely poking their heads through the earth.

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  4. We have a few tulips in bloom right now, but nothing as beautiful as these tulips. We plant them, but they don't continue to come up for more than a year or two.

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  5. What beautiful tulips Mary, and such pretty colors. I've tried twice to grow tulips but they don't seem to care for my best efforts.

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  6. Such rich colours and textures in your fading tulips. They look like crumpled pieces of silk. Tulips are forming buds here, but not blooming yet. And I think some of those I planted last fall have been food for squirrels over the winter. Grrr.

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