Tulips #plantoftheweek

On Friday, April 19th, 2013, I went with a good friend to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi, Utah. It was a chilly and overcast day that caused us to bundle up with jackets, scarves, and mittens. I was somewhat disappointed with the weather, but pleased with the wonderful displays of flowers in bloom!

I'm so glad that I made the effort to go to the gardens during the festival. TGP gardens are always breathtakingly beautiful, but even more so during the festival. I was enchanted by the varieties of tulips that were in different stages of blooming. The color assortment was fantastic and lovely to behold. Tulips are a short-lived, sure-sign of spring. Feeling impressed to plant more tulips in my own garden, I look forward to researching and discovering some unique varieties to add interest to my flower beds; a black tulip, such as 'Queen of Night,' would add a mysterious element to the poison garden that I have begun.

"Tulips are clearly plants for the foreground: bold and confident, they have the ability to rule their surroundings, stimulating our senses with colour, form and pattern, and thereby altering our mood and the atmosphere of the spaces they occupy."
Gardening with Tulips by Michael King 

Tulip is my PLANT OF THE WEEK!


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