Friday, May 26, 2017
Tulips and Violets... Ahhh Sweet Spring!
The Canada 150 tulips created for Canada's 150th birthday this year have put on a show! Last fall when I started looking for them, early enough I thought, it seemed all the Home Hardwares in the province were already sold out. I was SO disappointed. So I bought some solid dark red and some "striped" ones. I can't even remember now if they were sold together or if I "mixed" them myself. The dark red is almost a burgundy and the others are a creamy white with a large "flash" of red .They are beautiful and I wish now I had bought more. My photos really don't do them justice.
A week or two later I found the "official" Canada 150 tulip bulbs at our local nursery, Scott's. So I bought some of them too, of course. (Like chocolate, one can never have too many!) As the buds grew I was worried - they looked like they were going to be solid white. But the red splashes appeared just before the buds started opening. And they are beautiful too- I don't know which ones I prefer.
In another area of my backyard is a large swath of purple violets, which just happen to be our provincial flower. Although my hubby considers them a "weed" - he likes a perfect lawn - I love them and beg him not to mow them off before I've really had a chance to enjoy them! :)
Aren't they lovely?
"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs