Celebrate the Tulip!

I celebrate the tulip!  Any plant with such a range of colour and form is a garden champion.  I wander my garden to indulge in red elegance with exotic black centers, juicy orange and coral with hints of purple, simple sweet pink, and lush double peony tulips.  A cool spring extends the performance of spring bulb flowers.  And tulips come in early to late bloomers, just extending the joy!  The lifecycle of a tulip bloom inspires at every stage - from expectant to bursting bud, opening to a fresh glistening blossom, that then spreads wide to the sun, and eventually fades on gracefully arching stems to drip petals softly to the earth.  I can't get enough, and take many photos....

 

 

Posted on May 18, 2014 and filed under Inspiration, Perennials.