|At an early age, I must have decided that flowers|
could be stripy rainbow colors.
Orbiting above the flower and the earth,
I think it might be John Glenn,
also in rainbow color.
Our TVs were black and white
but our imagination was in color.
In my family, flowers are not necessarily everyone's favorite thing to look at in large quantities, but luckily it was Mother's Day when we visited. And so I was able to cash in on that happy circumstance. I am so glad we went. It was the last weekend they were open to the public and many of the beds had already finished up. There was still an amazing display of flowers.
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Check out all the different forms and colors here from my photos. It was astounding...especially to see that my stripy rainbow flowers are very real. I will eventually try to get their names on the pictures. If you want to see all the forms of tulips (single early, double early, triumph, Darwin hybrid, single late, lily flowering, fringed, viridifolia, Rembrandt, Parrot, double late, Kaufmanniana, Fosteriana, Gregii, and species) check out the The Tulip Gallery. If you want to see what the wild (species) tulip looks like, go to Tulips in the Wild.
|Even when the tulips are finished, the gardeners make it look beautiful.|
|Photo from nursery catalog, which date?|