Friday, May 13, 2011

The Beauty of Bulbs


Now that the weather is warming up and the soil is too the bulbs have been coming up fast and furious in the garden.  I thought I would show you a few of them today.

Exotic Emperor with logo













This is a macro shot of the Emperor Tulip that I planted last fall.   I loved the variegation of the outside petals.

bi colour daff with logo

This is a bicolour daffodil.   The peachy and soft white petals are so pretty to me.

lemon dwarf iris

The dwarf iris has a lemon scent.   I found a clump of these by the side of the road many years ago and brought them home.   They are easy to grow and I have divided the patch many times as well as given clumps away. 


This red tulip is so iridescent that it is hard to photograph.   The colour is spectacular though.


One of my all time favourite spring bloomers is the pulsatilla.   I have them in shades of deep pink like this one, a white variety and a purple variety.   The flowers are blissful but the seedheads are a photographers delight.  

Thanks for visiting.   I enjoyed showing you some of my spring blooms.   Have a great weekend.   Valerie

I will attempt to join Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday and Laura for Macro Friday if blogger is behaving itself today.


Marydon said...

So beautifully captured.
Have a beautiful weekend.

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Shirley said...

Such beautiful spring blossoms! I've never seen a pulsatilla quite like this one! Very pretty.

Beth said...

Your photos are great! What color you have in your garden - isn't spring awesome!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Pretty flowers Val. Blogger has been wild the last couple of days and the only thing I lost were the comments on my last post.

Mel Cole said...

I love your spring blooms. Your daffodils and tulips I haven't seen such type. Unique. Hope to see you in my Fertilizer Friday post here.

Paula said...

Love that white parrot tulip! Amazing! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

Larry said...

Lovely blooms! L

Henrietta said...

Emperor Tulip is gorgeous, little different. I would love to see more of details and others pictures of that beauty:)

Porch Days said...

Beautiful bulbs! Aren't we grateful when the fist blooms arrive? I planted bulbs last fall and have been thrilled to see them bloom. For sure I'll plant more. Nancy H