Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pickets and Tulips

So far, I've only planted a small handful of bulbs in the yard. Every year I say that I will plant hundreds, yet every year slips by me. This year...

Hopefully, this post will inspire me to follow through. There's nothing lovelier than the elegant welcome of these lovely ladies at our gate. This variety is from Van Bloem Gardens and is called 'Triumph.' 

46 comments :

Jenn A said...

Ooooo...they are gorgeous! You'll have to post another photo as they open up. I'd love to see their full colour. I love the white on the leaves too.

Shana said...

Hi Trina,
It's always a pleasure to come by your blog and see what you've posted. These tulips are beautiful especially against your white picket fence. :)
~Shana

Anonymous said...

What an appropriate name! 'van' means 'from' and 'bloem' means 'flower' in Dutch/flemish
Have a wonderful spring
Evelien

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beautiful! About ten years ago I did plant 100 bulbs! They seem to be waning, and it's on my calendar to plant 100 bulbs this Fall!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Lovely seeing these gorgeous blooms. I've never seen tulips in Spain (where I currently live), but they are everywhere in the UK (where I am from).So I always feel a pang of homesickness when I see them. They epitomise Spring for me.

Fru Ask Wilhelmsen said...

Beautiful pictures:)

Michelle Trusttum said...

My favourite blooms - beautiful.

stricksonne said...

gorgeous!!! hugs, angie

pve design said...

Those are beautiful. I can imagine your wee little ones gathering bunches to bring to you.
pve

Hazel said...

I've promised to plant some red tulips after we had them at our wedding recently. Your pink ones are delightful.

Rene said...

Your tulips are gorgeous at the foot of the fence Trina! Yes, I know the feeling. Was just saying the other day that this fall I really need to plant bulbs.

-Rene

Simply LKJ said...

So pretty! Love the tulips with the gate as a backdrop.

Emilie's daughter said...

These tulips are very elegant indeed! I love the subtle pink. Wonderful! Thanks for the picture.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Triumph indeed!! Happiest of springs to you and your crew!

Calmly Chaotic said...

Those tulips have such pretty colours. You are ahead of us at least! I keep meaning to plant tulips but haven't gotten around to it yet.

A Hint of Home said...

There's nothing like beautiful flowers to welcome you when you arrive home.
I love looking out my kitchen window everyday just to see the flowers and birds!

la maison LaFortune said...

I love the variegated leaves and I'd love to see inside also. I have a variegated hydrangea that has finally begun to grow and bloom this year. I'm very excited. I'm not sure if tulips would grow here, but I'd love to try.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these tulips are just gorgeous! I love the color and I agree they look so beautiful up against your white fence.

Dawn Dutton said...

These tulips are my favorite. Good luck with your planting. Looking forward to more photos of your flowers.

Trik82 said...

They are beautiful!! Look forward to watching your garden grow and expand... I LOVE tulips!!

Deborah said...

Oh they look so elegant standing there against your fence..just beautiful!!
Tulips are one of my very favourite flowers :)

Deborah xo

Ami at A Sierra Home said...

So lovely. I did, in fact, plant over a hundred bulbs last fall and it gives me sooo much joy to see them all in bloom throughout our yard, as tulips have always signified to me 'spring has sprung."

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love your placement of the tulips along the picket fence, so classic and beautiful! Can't wait to see more of your progress!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! I love tulips but haven't had any in years - things seem to eat the bulbs! These inspire me to try again and I am writing "Buy Triumph tulip bulbs" on my September calendar page. Thank you!
Elaine

kathy said...

I remember you speaking of planting these. They are beautiful! I did plant 100 daffodil bulbs a while back. It was hard work, but each Spring I so look forward to their return. I love tulips, but so do the rabbits! They don't seem to care for the daffodils. Love your picket fence, too.

Kacie said...

We still have to get ours in the ground. They're so simple and lovely.

Dianne said...

Oh it won't be long before Graham and Margaret are pulling these from the ground. :) They are beautiful. We have so many squirrels that bulbs do not fair well in our yard. I do love them!!

Jenn said...

You're triumphant ladies are beautiful!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Absolutely stunning Trina. I live in an old home and there are these three tulips that come up every year, which I'm told, have come up for the last 80 years.

Kerry said...

Great photos, I cannot believe how the twins have grown. WOW!

24 Corners said...

Ahhhh...spring has sprung at the farmhouse! They *are* lovely...and right next to your picket fence makes them even more so!
Happy tuplip season!
xo J~

IncenseAndMyrrh said...

Those are some of the prettiest tulips I've seen!

Designs By Pinky said...

If you need some inspiration, please come visit my blog, "Longwood Gardens" post. We went there yesterday and they have over 200,000 bulbs planted!!!!!!!!!! I posted ALOT of pictures, that I think you will enjoy. Your tulips are beautiful!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Jenn said...

Gorgeous!! I will have to track down some of those bulbs to add to my garden for next year!

Elizabeth said...

Those are very beautiful! In February we moved onto the family farm and so we have no idea what's been planted where! It's been so fun to see what comes though. So far, my favorite thing has been the tulips.

Deanna said...

Love the beautiful tulips!!!!
So very pretty,
d

Stephanie said...

Beautiful tulips!

designchic said...

tulips are a favorite of mine...gorgeous!!

cindy said...

Trish,
I featured a few shots of your lovely kitchen in a post I did on transferware on my blog today, have been doing a few UK themed posts inspired by the royal wedding

stylishserendipity.blogspot.com

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tulips! So lovely and elegant!

Genevieve

Kristin said...

i just love spring flowers.

Suburban Mumma said...

Wowww gorgeous!! I especially love the tulips by the white fence!

Farmers Wifey said...

ohhhh I have found your blog and am loving it..your newest follower! I'm at work atm so I can't wait to get home over a cup of tea and look at your gorgeous pics..I am a country girl building our dream home.....so I am super excited to find you x

Amy said...

what a lovely little blog you have here!

I particularly like Margret's bootie's post. How sweet. Hope you have a happy day.

xx Amy from Australia

Low Tide High Style said...

Your tulips are so pretty! Like you, I say that I will plant hundreds each year too, but it never seems to happen. I did dig up some bulbs at my mom's today so I will at least have more daffodil's next spring!

Kat :)

Kristine said...

Just found your blog via A-M in Brisbane. I have spent the last two hours reading over your blog and enjoying the peek into your beautiful home. You are a very clever duo and your taste is perfection - a lovely mix of old and new. A new favourite blog to read. Hooray.

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