Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Stroll: Tulip Time

It's hard to pick
My ultimate favorite
At tulip time.



Many of you know I plant lots of tulip bulbs in the fall. It was the hardest to leave my last home with hundreds surrounding it. I use these to decide what varieties to add each year. This tiny Iowa town of Pella, with it's Dutch heritage, was recently voted 17th nationally as best place to live. I often drive here for good pastries, meat, cheese and fish Iowa's largest lake, Lake Red Rock, nearby.













This is but a tip of the iceberg , with lots more to share.

19 comments:

  1. How very beautiful your photos of the tulips are! I hope you will share more later; I look forward to it. My paternal grandma lived in a gray brick home and always had red tulips. I hope you have enjoyed the weekend.

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  2. Wow they are all so pretty. I couldn't pick just one as a favorite

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  3. Oh the tulips are wonderful! I have just a handful. Used to have more but, with a few life changes that occurred, I am starting over again. Have Daydream, a favorite color changing tulip, and some unnamed variety from a grocery store centerpiece we had last Easter. Need to add a few more each year. Yours are an inspiration!

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  4. I have always grown tulips. They are one of the most beautiful flowers, in my opinion!

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  5. They are all beautiful. I am now moving away from my home and leaving behind so many flowers. I will never have a garden like that again but I will try to make a smaller version of it. i always am glad when Pella Tulip time hits as the photos turn out in vivid color from many people.

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  6. Wow, Steve! These are gorgeous. It's impossible to pick a favorite. Best to just enjoy the beauty of each without comparing it to others.

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  7. You really do like tulips.

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  8. Gorgeous photos . . . don't you wish tulips lasted longer. Maybe it's their fleeting beauty that make them so very special. Thanks for sharing.
    Connie :)

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  9. How pretty. Time to head to Orange City.

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  10. Hi Steve - magnificent array of them you've given us - wonderful beds full of them - they are just brilliant - and I love them. Congratulations ... and sorry about the old home - but life moves on ... cheers Hilary

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  11. I like the strong colors on the flowers in your pictures.

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  12. Gorgeous. I planted tulips at the farm one year around the goldfish pond. They were pretty. The next year the deer found them and ate them all. I had to plant daffodils from then on.

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  13. they are gorgeous. I don't plant them because it doesn't get cold enough here so if you want tulips you have to plant new bulbs every fall or else dig them up after they bloom and refrigerate them to plant again in the fall.

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  14. Wow! What a fantastic rainbow of tulips!

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  15. Where were the pictures taken at, Steve?
    Aren't tulips the best spring flower ever?
    I can't pick a favorite either.

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  16. I love tulips also, but I'm afraid the deer like them even more. Your photos are fantastic!

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  17. Impressive variety of tulips! Delightful to see.

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  18. I have a small patch of purple tulips. It was just foliage this year. We had maybe a week of winter this year. Beautiful pictures, I wish it was my front yard.

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