Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hooked on Tulips

April 11th 2007 a friend and I drove up to LaConnor Washington to view the tulip fields. I was so taken with all the beauty, that when I arrived home, I immediately got on the internet, and ordered a few 160 bulbs for my gardens. ( I can't believe they have been in the ground all these years, where did the time go?)
These pictures are of some of the tulips in the front garden, the tulips planted in the garden around the carport are not in bloom yet, and I am excited to see that some of the double tulips I thought had died out are coming up.


Scarlet Pimpernel


noel said...

aloha keewee,

i'm so impressed with all the amazing flowers blooming in your garden today especially your gorgeous tulips, love all the colors and variety. thanks for sharing that with us and have a great weekend!

Ali Honey said...

Your Spring bulbs are beautiful. I can do most but not the tulips -( too warm here and I would have to lift them and put them into the fridge each year ) I loved your previous post of your visit to the tulip fields they always look fabulous when mass planted.

Bernie said...

They are gorgeous ... I wish I could grow them, but they're definitely not suited to this climate. Never mind, I can appreciate the photos of these lovely flowers growing so well in your garden.

heather @ what's blooming this week said...

Really like all the blooms in your garden, but my favorite has got to be the tulip "magier" - really like the purple edging. Where will you find room for another 160 tulips? That's a silly question - there's ALWAYS room.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a colorful place you have there! I love it!

Floridagirl said...

What a wonderful tulip display! You have a great collection. I too wish we could grow such things here. We would have to refrigerate them.

Dreamybee said...

I love your tulips! I went on a mass bulb ordering spree once, but it didn't turn out well at all. I ordered something like 50 double-blooming daffodils (this was when we lived in NE)., planted them all dutifully in the fall, they all sent up beautiful green foliage in the spring and then all the buds started showing up...and then they all shriveled up on the stem. Every last one of them! To this day I have no idea what happened, and we sold the house that summer, so I don't know if they ever made a come back. I'm glad your bulbs turned out better than mine!

Thyra said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful tulips. Made me remember that it is spring now in spite of the cold!

Kim and Victoria said...

Oh I love tulips too! What a great flower in the spring. We put 300 bulbs in the back garden one year, since then we've added probably 300 more. Just can't get enough.