Oh man, do I have a treat for you: It's tulip week on the blog!
With the tulip fields blooming here in Washington State, tulips have definitely been on my mind. (As well as anyone else who's tried to drive through Skagit County, where the tulips are on display. Talk about traffic!)
Tulips are definitely one of the most recognizable flowers in the world. They have a unique shape that really sets them apart from any other bloom. And though we can enjoy them year-round, thanks to greenhouses, now is the time of year we get to enjoy them at their fullest. There are hundreds of varieties and hybrids that simply aren't grown any other time of year. (Watch for this coming Friday's post on all the tulip varieties.)
Take note that tulips are one of the only flowers that continue to grow after they've been cut, which can make arranging them that much harder to get just right.
So with that in mind, here is quite a large array of images I've been drooling over for the last few weeks, all featuring tulips. I found it difficult to narrow down the selection, but be sure to scroll through to the end; some of my very favorite are at the bottom!
Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below. I'd love to hear what you think.
(Amanda from Alluring Blooms showed me this one in person. I love those featured, dark-burgundy tulips. But the grapes!?! Brilliant addition of color, mass, and texture.)
Bows and Arrows
(I feel like these really do resemble fish swimming in a bowl. I keep thinking of the original Disney's Fantasia.)