Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tiptoe through the Tulips

The pink tulips have been around for a week or so, but I didn't know what they were. The pointed tips threw me off, because I've only seen tulips from the florist, and they usually have rounded tips. When the white one popped out yesterday, I realized that the pink ones must be tulips as well, because they have the same leaves. There are about 150 species of tulip.

Were these supposed to be tulips? I don't know, but they must have been yummy.

And here are the tulips opened up:

That was another thing I didn't know about tulips, that they open during the day and close in the evening. When I took the open pictures, I was disappointed that I hadn't gotten a picture of them looking tulipy. But, a few hours later, they had closed up. Audrey was with me when I took the closed pictures, and she asked, "Now can I pick them?" So she picked the white one, and we put it on the dining room table in one of the little blue bottles from Chuck and Nancy's wedding.

1. Poison ivy
2. Virginia creeper
3. Wild blackberry
4. Lamb's Ear
5. Great laurel
6. Fireworks Goldenrod
7. Orange Jewelweed
8. Blue Anise Sage
9. Sage
10. Greek oregano
11. Rosemary
12. Azalea
13. Stilt grass
14. Crocus
15. Daffodil
16. Hyacinth
17. Camellia
18. Little Sweet Betsy
19. Tulip

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