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Saturday, June 25, 2011

More Garden Blooms...

My garden in the spring has over 300 tulips blooming...

It used to have over 500 tulips, but our cold winters have taken their toll on them
and
the chipmunks ate some bulbs too. (Sigh)

But, the ones that are left, along with some other spring flowers
always
excite me and make me so happy.




These are primrose:














Pink double tulips against a background of red/gold primrose:







I love looking wayyyyy inside tulips.  These had white trimmed in purple inside them:







The double tulips this year were huge...they reminded me more of Peonies:















Nothing cheers me up more on a sunny spring day than a group of red tulips:







And this year, my orange with yellow bi-color tulips did well:







They reminded me of poppies with their black centers:









Stay tuned...there will be more photos of my garden flowers.....I had to capture them with my lens before they all disappeared into summer!
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16 comments:

Brian Miller said...

my my my how your garden grows...such beauty...love the vibrant colors of the primrose...

Andrea said...

Wow, the flowers are so beautiful and the photos are great. We don't have tulips in our gardens because it is hot here, we only have them in the flower shops.

Cathy Clementz said...

I could have so much fun "artifying" a couple of these!! They are gorgeous!!!

Sandra said...

well the "survivors" are gorgeous and i say even stunning.

Country Gal said...

AWESOME blooms and photos !

L. D. Burgus said...

I am glad that you finally thawed out and spring did arrive. We continue to have monsoon weather and things just won't grow without a little heat.

Eva Gallant said...

I envy you both for your garden and for your ability to capture such beautiful shots!

Pat said...

Wow - so beautiful! And I'm happy to see the "double tulips" because my daughter had some of those and she didn't believe me when I told her they were tulips! I feel validated now! Thanks!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful,flowers.Eah Tulip has it's own unique stlye and beauty.

Rita said...

Gorgeous flowers! I especially love the double tulips and the orange and yellow ones. Yes! Show us more!! :):)

Pat Tillett said...

I love them all, but the orange tulips are amazing! Great photos Joan. thanks for sharing your garden...

Debbie Lo said...

After looking at your enchanting photos, I feel like someone just sent me a colorful bouquet of spring flowers. :-) Can't wait to see more of your garden flowers as they bloom, Joan. Very lovely!

Dave said...

Loved your flower photos on both of these two blogs, and specially the goldfinch. Well done for capturing that picture! - Dave

Snapper II said...

There's a smile in every one of these flowers.
Thanks so much for the warm wakeup.

Sharon Wagner said...

Wow! Each close up is so crisp. An explosion of color.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm glad the chipmunks left a few of the bulbs for you to enjoy and share. Those double tulips are so pretty, I want some for my yard.

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