Pages

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The White Tulips Have Bloomed

Last fall I planted a row of white tulips.  Then, I was worried that they were not in a sunny enough spot.  The last two days have been unseasonably cold, with high winds and snow flurries.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this! ~


These ladies are very demure when the sun is hidden behind clouds.

When the sun deigns to shine for an hour or two, they are downright blowzy.  ~


Sunshine has the same effect on them as too may margaritas around a pool, have on me.  They get a little bit of a floozy, floppy look to them.  



I don't remember that happening when I was younger!

If the weather improves, I'll go out and tidy up the bed and that may make them behave themselves a little better.  These girls are in the front yard and I don't want the neighbours to see them this way!

32 comments:

  1. Your whole bed is very pretty love the choice of white

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These are the first white ones I have planted. I like them enough to add to them in the fall. Thanks for the kind comment and no mention of the weeds that surround them!

      Delete
  2. Those hussies! Love them...ours are just blooming, too, but I don't have any white ones. xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Give the white ones a try. They show up even better than I thought they would when I put them in last fall.

      Delete
  3. lmao - hilarious. It's so awesome when your first blooms come up. Very nice. (and why do I suddenly have an urge to feed you margaritas?)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Noooo margaritas! There's nothing cute about a tipsy woman of a 'certain age'. lol

      Delete
    2. Oh, I don't know Maureen. Don't you think we have earned the right. ;)

      The tulips are lovely. I don't have the patience for bulbs that don't come back so I stick with daffodils, but I love tulips!

      Delete
  4. How exciting! Half I time when I plant a bulb I forget I did it until it comes up and then I'm SO excited and surprised. Maybe the margaritas around the pool in summer make you forget planting bulbs in fall when the next spring rolls around?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean. I forgot I planted a clump of pink tulips and planted a clump of orange ones right beside it. They say nothing clashes in the garden but these do! I have to cut one colour out and bring indoors each year.

      Delete
  5. Oh, we have crazy weather here too. Yesterday I could have sunbathed on the beach and the rest of the week it's been chucking it down.
    I always remember my grandmother looking after her tulip bulbs - gorgeous flowers aren't they.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Does 'chucking it down' mean raining?

      Delete
  6. Oh those darn tulips. They have a short life in my garden so I pulled them all out 2 years ago but in true tulip fashion they keep pushing through all over that same area 2 years later. I love tulips so I am not complaining but I tend to buy them just for indoor enjoyment now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always think I will cut them for indoors, but that would leave the gardens empty. I have the same issue with roses. sigh

      Delete
  7. They are gorgeous! Are you referring to the tulips or to to many margaritas when you talk about not remembering that happening when you were younger? :-)
    hugs
    jutta

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL I don't remember looking so awful, when I was under the influence, as I do now!

      Delete
  8. Tulips are so wonderful. Every year, I say, I must plant some. I am definitely enjoying yours. Thanks for stopping by Maureen. Your are so right about these dear animals have no voice. We all must do what we can.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ah, if we did half the things we plan, each year, imagine how amazing our gardens would be!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You make me giggle. What a happy surprise to see these cheery blooms. The cold weather got to mine and unfortunately they did not make it with the latest snow.... xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm surprised anything survives in the gardens with this crazy weather year!

      Delete
  11. White tulips? Who knew!!! They are so pretty.

    Thank you for your kind comments. You are such a blessing to me.

    I will be having a Mother's Day giveaway this next Friday with glimpses of whats up for grabs all this week. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These tulips are called White Emperor and I bought the bulbs at Home Depot. I love a giveaway and will be checking your's out for sure!

      Delete
  12. Nothing worse than having your neighbors see floozie plants!!! Snow flurries, goodness, in between your cold weather and our hot weather there has to be somewhere that is just right!!

    Carol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Floozie plants! lol I think our age is showing again.

      Delete
  13. I love when flowers surprise me by showing up when I'm not sure they've survived. Your tulips are so pretty.
    Mary Alice

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I've been so busy this spring that I'm afraid I have more weeds than blooms now.

      Delete
  14. Tulips can be such hussies - but after all they are fabulous!

    Love the white ones. My daughter planted a couple dozen last fall and was thrilled to see them bloom this spring. But their blooms popped off and now i"m left staring at headless stems!

    Oh well, I guess I'll have to drink a margarita so I can be the floppy one!
    Kelly

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so sorry you tulips had an Ann Bolyne experience! You should definitely have a margarita to get over the shock!

      Delete
  15. You are too funny. They look wonderful, I prefer my tulips floppy. Heck I have no tulips, cannot have them in our dang heat. hugs, olive

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's too bad you can't grow tulips but I'm sure you have some other kind of flower that likes to misbehave in your garden!

      Delete
  16. These are so gorgeous! Tulips are my favorite...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! As each type of flower blooms, I switch my "favourite". I'm a very fickle flower lover! lol

      Delete
  17. Hurrah, that's what I was seeking for, what a data! existing here at this website, thanks admin of this web site.

    my web blog weightloss motivation

    ReplyDelete