Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Tulips are blooming


I drive by these tulips on a daily basis, year after year. It's always such a lovely sight to see. Today we took a walk past them with camera in hand. I brought my camera especially for this shot. A beautiful combo for your spring garden is a patch of these yellow tulips and a neighboring group of muscari (Grape Hyacinth). You could also plant some daffodils with the purple flowers and would look just as nice. Tulips are one of those flowers that don't do that great for me. The main reason being that the moles and gophers love tulips. I literally saw one drop down into the earth like it was a cartoon! But I don't give up on any plant. I'll keep on trying (and sadly killing) a plant until I get it right! So every year I see this pairing of flowers and say to myself, "I must plant a container of these 2 flowers." Well, again another year, and I haven't done it. So I guess until next year I'll just have to enjoy my neighbors beauties while they last.

5 comments:

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

I love, love, love yellow tulips, had a close up of one in my blog post the other day. Just so cheerful. This made me smile.

Garden Painter Art said...

Beautiful yellow tulips. You're right, the combo of yellow tulips (or red) and grape hyacinth are magnificent. I had borders and borders of them at my house in Fayetteville, Arkansas. No such luck here in the hot, dry desert of California.

Kim
Garden Painter Art
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Tricia said...

I love tulips! I used to have my bulbs all eaten up by pesky squirrels but not anymore....garlic powder sprinkled on the bulbs will make varmits ignore them...

Felicia said...

How terrific that they pop up there year after year all for your pleasure. :) I love the yellow tulip & grape hyacinth combo. They're beautiful together.

Retro Attic said...

I love tulips! They are one of my favorite flowers!