Nothing says Spring Like Tulips
Yellow Tulips Spell Spring
There is nothing quite as lovely as a yellow tulip. It is still winter and snow is on the ground, but my heart is longing for the warm days of spring. As I was doing my weekly shopping, I spotted a bin full of tulips. Now to me, nothing says spring like a yellow tulip, so I bought myself a bunch of tulips and put them in a vase in my kitchen.
Now for a few days I would have a little spring right in my kitchen. I photographed the tulips during the five days they survived in the vase and this lens will show you the tulips from Day 1 through Day 5. When the Senior Squid challenge for the last week in February was Spring, I decided to share these photos in a lens.
This lens was written in early 2010 and here it is a snowy January in 2011 and my thoughts again have turned to tulips. This year I bought a bunch of purple tulips. I will add their images along with the yellow tulips for each day. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy my touch of spring.
photos by Mary Beth Granger
Day One - spring time color
Here is what the tulips looked like when I first brought them home and put them in a vase. You can see just a touch of yellow on the green stems and a hint of the beauty that awaits. I think these tulips are beautiful even on day one...but I do say that part of the beauty of an unopened tulip is in the anticipation of the beauty that will be coming.
Tulip Gifts - perfect for giving
Do you know someone who loves tulips? Here are some great gift ideas. I love the way these delicate flowers are made into jewelry designs.
By the second day the tulips were already opened. What a beautiful sight! I think this is the prettiest time for a tulip when they are all fresh and just starting to open.
By the fourth day the tulips were fully opened. You notice the stems started to lean sideways. I thought they still made a pretty arrangement, different then the day before. It was fun to photograph them as they changed each day.
By the fifth day some of the petals were starting to fall of the flowers. In this photo I looked down into the center of the tulip to take the photo. You will notice the slight red markings on the inside. I think this is an interesting view.
Beautiful till the very end!
Growing your Own Tulips
I love spring flowers and tulips area very beautiful classic spring flower that comes in a variety of colors. I have planted bulbs before but I am never sure if I am doing the correctly.
This great video from eHow at Home gives some great tips on growing your own tulips. I think the biggest tip that I learned from it is to pack lots of bulbs in a container. I think I've always been to sparse with my bulbs in the past. Take a look at this video and perhaps you will pick up a tip for yourself.
Have a garden full of beautiful tulips with these tips.
Learn how to Paint your own Watercolor
Tulips are just a delightful flower and I love to see them in art whether in be in photography or paintings. In this book you can learn to paint some tulips and have a painting all of your own.
Learn how to paint these beautiful flowers.
Do you have a favorite flower?
I love all types of flowers. Some of my favorites include tulips, daisies, mums, cone flowers, daffodils and hydrangea. If I had to pick just one variety I would pick the common white daisy with a yellow center. It is simple but beautiful.