Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tulips, Tulips, Tulips!

I do love our tulips, so here is an unashamed heap of tulip photos from the garden!

A tulip on the Fairy Hill

Also on the Fairy Hill

My black tulips never fail to impress.

2 Raggy tulips. Last year there was one - next year?

I just love the glossy petals on these - new this year.

The same from above.

Red and yellow - striking.

A delicate white, blushed with pink.

Ice cream pink.

Like a crown with those pointed petals

Also new this year - I love these, the insides look as though they've been painted.

A close up of the pattern inside. You can even see the pollen on the right hand side.

These are in the arboretum bed.

I have more, but the upload is very slow tonight and I'm flying to the UK at 6.30am so I must get some sleep.

Off to see Jack for his 5th birthday which is on the 14th May. I am back next Monday. Have a good few days everyone.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful collection of tulips. No wonder you love them.

Teri C said...

WOWZERS!!! these are GORGEOUS!!!

Leatherdykeuk said...

I'm a very recent convert to tulips.

Anonymous said...

So very lovely. My dear grandmother had red tulips in her yard when I was a child. Happy Birthday to Jack!

Heather said...

Your tulipfest is glorious - they are such lovely flowers. Have a great visit to UK and hope Jack has a lovely birthday.

Bea said...

Happy Birthday Jack!
The deer eat our tulip bulbs. :(
So, I will enjoy yours even more. :)Bea

DK Leather said...

fabulous! :-)

I love tulips. I hope you saw the ones in Rachel's greenhouse, the odd raggy ones? They were lovely.!/photo.php?pid=12123271&id=525680098 and three others around it :D xxx

Stampmaiden said...

Oh these are absolutely beautiful. Nature's art at its best.

Mim said...

so gorgeous!~ hope jack had a lovely birthday and you a good time

DJ Kirkby said...

I love the vivid colours so much. I must plant some tulips for next spring.

PAK ART said...

Your garden is glorious! I love that you have a "fairy" hill. How did that come about? And that rock garden across from the front door is beautiful.

BT said...

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments about my tulips and good wishes for Jack. He had a great time and I'm worn out!!

Patty, the Fairy Hill. I found some little toys on top of the hill and it just reminded me of fairies, thus it was named!

Blog of my trip soon.