Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tulips, Tulips, Tulips



I told you a took a lot of photos at Butchart Gardens. The tulips were in full bloom, mass plantings everywhere. Drifts of pink, fuschia, white and red.


The underplantings were just as lovely as the tulips. Clouds of forget-me-nots.


I snuck a few hyacinths in as well. They were clustered all along the first walkway into the gardens, perfuming the air with their lovely scent.
 

Another tulip bed, pinks and purples, underplanted with white bellis daisies.


 Yellow and blue, a classic and lovely combination.



You believe
In God, for your part?--that He who makes
Can make good things from ill things, best from worst,
As men plant tulips upon dunghills when
They wish them finest.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

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31 comments:

A Creative Harbor said...

Wow! Gorgeous flowers ~ beautiful colors and great photography ~ ^_^

Karen said...

These are gorgeous!

Lavender Cottage said...

So pretty! Obviously no squirrels to dig them up like I have. The beds look fabulous with the forget-me-nots peeking out.
Judith

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

That must have been so pretty to see. Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous tulips, the various colors are lovely! Your mosaic and post is beautiful. Have a happy week!

Elizabethd said...

I love the way they have underplanted, and made a beautiful melange of colours and shapes.

Friko said...

Phew! that’s a gorgeous spring garden.

Gill said...

Beautiful flowers!

cucki said...

Pretty flowers x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I'm so glad you have the Butchart Gardens nearby - these photos of Spring plantings are outstanding Lorrie!
The under plantings of hyacinths and forget-me-nots is quite magical!
I'm going to try it in a big planter for Spring - I'll photograph the results.
I would love to do my morning walk through there each day - presumably with a members pass to have access whenever it is open???
Shane ♥

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a treat to see the lovely flowers that you have access to - I'd be there all the time if I lived just a bit closer - and didn't have to take a ferry to get there. It is hard to pick a favorite - but right now it is the hyacinth and forget-me-nots - just lovely.

A Garden of Threads said...

I like the forget-me-not as the background for the bulbs. Lovely shots...you are so far ahead of me. Have a great week:)

podso said...

Beautiful photos --- thanks for sharing them. The flowers are so pretty!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never seen tulips planted with forget me nots...how perfect they are together! Very sweet!

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous colours in your photos! I love the blue, pink and white one. My tulips and forget me nots are all up and the daffs are blooming. :) Very pretty mosaics Lorrie

Things and Thoughts said...

What a beauty! Spring offers wonderful images that you captured so well !
Love, Oly

Happy@Home said...

I have always loved forget me nots. What a great idea to plant them with tulips. A beautiful combination.
Thanks so much for sharing more from Butchart Gardens.

Debra @ Homespun said...

beautiful combinations of flowers!

Katherine said...

Like sparkling jewels! So many pretty colours to celebrate, Lorrie. Thanks so much for sharing such amazing pictures.

Art and Sand said...

So beautiful. I can't wait until retirement in 5 weeks and I can spend as much time I want making my garden lovely.

Alisa Noble said...

Fantastic! Everywhere I look around here, I see iris blooming... I love spring.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

What a gorgeous place, and your photographs are amazing.

Karen

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful...blooms and the quote at the end.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I would love to go and see the gardens one day.. Probably am banned from entering after the last time I changed my mind halfway down the long driveway and almost ran into a bus..they were kind of upset with us.

What beautiful shots...and now I have some ideas for underplanting.

Jen

Riet said...

How beautiful that is . I love all the flowery, tulips are my favorites. It must be a beautiful park.

Pondside said...

I have clouds of forget-me-not here, and I love, love, love them. I must get to BG before the tulips have gone!

ellen b. said...

So pretty!

Mary said...

I'm missing my usual displays of tulips this year - didn't have time to plant in the late winter! These in the Butchart Gardens are so glorious - underplanting certainly makes for a wonderful display. White hyacinths and blue forget-me-nots, how lovely, can smell the perfume from here....almost!!!

Wish I was walking there with you Lorrie.

Hugs - Mary

Maggie said...

Glorious flowers of every hue, simply stunning. Loved walking around the gardens with you, today.

Cheryl said...

Tulips have always been my favorite flower! These are gorgeous!
I, for one, am glad for your season tickets to Butchart Gardens. I have so enjoyed "our" visits there. :)

Barbara said...

So colourful.