Friday, May 16, 2014

tulip time!

Design Impression

This week was tulipmania in the garden!  A couple of days in the 70s coaxed all of the tulips to color up just in time for mother's day.  Couldn't have planned it better if I tried.  Each spring I'm in awe of tulips more and more, and this time around I wanted to better capture their fleeting beauty!  Here's the 2014 lineup, in order of opening in my little tulip bed:
Orange Princess and Apricot Impression
Akebono (above- my favorite!) and Jaap Groot (below)

Pink Star (above) and Apricot Parrot (below)

Carnaval de Nice
Queen of Night


  1. Tulip Time festival is an annual competition held in Holland, Michigan. Tulip festivals are held in lots of cities round the united states of America that were founded or generally inhabited with the aid of Dutch settlers. see here it has been held every yr in mid-could due to the fact that 1929 and is currently the largest tulip competition in the U.S..[citation needed] The competition presently runs from the first Saturday in could by way of the 2nd Saturday.