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Ballerina Tulips

Ballerina Tulips

“Happy Easter!”  says she who is going to pop back into blog land with no fan-fare or hoopla, but a simple blog post filled with pictures of my tulips. 🙂  I’ve missed posting,  and visiting blogs and all that goes on in the virtual world.  I had a wee break, but I’m back now. I have so much to show you from my garden and travels!

Ballerina Tulips

Ballerina Tulips

I’ve gone a little crazy with pictures of my tulips this year.  We live in an exposed area that is surrounded by fields on three sides. There is always wind, even on a calm day!  So normally my tulips, actually all of my flowers, get quite a beating.  It is rather unusual to see all of my tulips standing and their blooms intact!

Ballerina Tulips

Ballerina Tulips

We were in London this past week for the Irish Dancing World Championships (yay for my kids’ teams placing first and third!!!). Ahem, trying to stay focused here after a very fun filled Irish dancing week…  During our time away, the tulips not only came up but filled out perfectly.  The weather here must have been as nice as it was in London!

Ballerina Tulips & (rather dry) fields

Ballerina Tulips & (rather dry) fields

I love tulips. 🙂  O.K., I love all flowers.

Innuendo Tulips

Innuendo Tulips

These Innuendo tulips are supposed to be a more solid pink color on the inside, and white on the outside.  I only know what they are because I marked it in my book, because they sure don’t look like the picture on the bulb bag!    I think they are lovely all the same.

Innuendo Tulips

Innuendo Tulips

Group shots of all of the tulips are harder to get just right. I prefer the individual close-ups.  But because all of them were still standing and looking so darn good I had to capture them all!

Innuendo Tulips

Innuendo Tulips

Blueberry Ripple Tulips

Blueberry Ripple Tulips

Blueberry Ripple Tulips – isn’t that the best name?  Again with these tulips the color is not a match for the lovely picture on the bulb bag – mine are more burgundy-ish instead of true purple.  I’m O.K. with that.

Tulips group photo (in the rose garden)

Tulips group photo (in the rose garden)

If I were to be critical of this garden, I would have to say that color cohesion is lacking.  My problem is that I love all o the different colors and styles of tulips!  I would like to try and bring in a deep pink color throughout this garden instead of in a group.  I’ll be thinking about that until the fall!

Deep pink tulips

Deep pink tulips

Deep pink/purple like these tulips!  That would also tie the two gardens together.  Oh the possibilities…

Deep pink tulips with Mr. Fokker Anemone

Deep pink tulips with Mr. Fokker Anemone

We moved into our house four years ago.  My husband bought these tulips for me on a trip to Holland shortly after we moved in.  They were one of the  first bulbs we planted.  I love little thoughtful things like that.  He even picked pink for me!    The Erysimum bowles’s mauve in the back on the right goes really well with them too, don’t you think?  Mr. Fokker Anemone are probably going to be the one plant throughout my entire yard because it is just so easy and pretty!

Two front gardens

Two front gardens

Here’s a look at the two front gardens with all of the tulips.  I still can’t believe how well all of the tulips have done this season!

mystery tulip

mystery tulip

This last tulip is blooming where I planted Double Late Mount Tacoma tulips, but it certainly doesn’t look like that variety.  I’ll have to see as it comes into full bloom.

Dorothy Clive Gardens, England

Dorothy Clive Gardens, England

This last picture is from a garden we visited while en-route to London last week.  The Dorothy Clive Gardens were simply lovely, and well worth a visit.  I will definitely share the tons of pictures I took there in another post!

Happy Easter to my friends and family and fellow bloggers!  Here is to new beginnings!
Dana

 

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