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Sunday, May 11, 2014

May is Tulip Season

Last weekend we cleaned out the gardening centre of the last of its tulips. Most of them are red, a few are yellow or orange, some are purple.

Then there are the Mystery Tulips...




red, orange, and purple
 
 
 
 
 
The stone owls guard the tulips from any stray squirrels who may have wandered over from our former house.
 
 
 
 
 
 






 
 





The Mystery Tulips turned out to be white and pink.
 
 


12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I was at a garden today that had tulips galore, and I thought of you. :)

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    1. Thanks, Robin! Tulips make me happy in a way that is disproportionate to the length of time they bloom. I'm sure I'll be posting more photos in the next week or so. :-)

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  3. I love tulips, they're one of my fav flowers. If only they bloomed longer. =( Someone needs to invent a summer tulip! ;) And yours are gorgeous, btw.

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    1. Leandra, you're so right: we need a summer tulip! :-)

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  4. Tulips always evokes the Dutch for me, ever since first grade when I was dressed as a "little Dutch Girl" for Purim, replete with real wooden clogs (ouch) and a bouquet of fresh tulips my mother hunted for all over town...

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    1. Wow. Something else we have in common. :-)

      I'm amazed that your mother was able to find tulips in Jerusalem!

      I discovered how special tulips are (to me) in 1985, on a road trip north of Amsterdam, where we saw them in fields beside the highway.

      We had tulips and orchids at our wedding.

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  5. I love tulips, even the graceful way they droop.
    Happy Spring!

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  6. I love the idea of container gardening. Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL tulips! (Sorry if this is a duplicate post, Barbara, I tried twice yesterday, but my comments kept disappearing. When I saw your tulips on Twitter, I figured I'd try again..)

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    1. Thanks, Marcia! I love sharing tulips. And thanks for persisting in your replying. Blogger can act strangely sometimes, but it's still a pleasure compared to LiveJournal's quirks.

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