Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dreaming of Parrots

There is nothing but white outside my windows, though I can barely see the snow through the 6 and 7 foot icicles hanging in front of my windows. So much snow, its been at least 10 years since we've had so much. Plus the weather people are calling for bitter cold over the next few days. At least my road (dirt) won't start to thaw into a soupy, slidy mess.
I am keeping busy knitting and crocheting for Beadedwire and have begun a project photographing sea shells.
But mostly I dream of spring. In October I planted 150 parrot tulips bulbs. And began dreaming about them and spring.
I have a hard time with tulips here, they make delicious food for all the little creatures. Usually I plant them in big pots (the big rubber ones that shrubs come in.) But this year I bought little plastic pots that are supposed to be used for hydroponic gardening and planted each bulb in its own little pot. I am going to be broken hearted if this plan isn't successful.
Parrot tulips are my favorite, they rank with peonies and irises as one of the great garden flowers. Flamboyant, almost decadent, over the top - it is a pleasure to think of them under the snow waiting to fill the world with their extreme beauty.

33 comments:

new creationz said...

Those sure are beautiful flowers! Hope your spring comes soon!

Kristi said...

oh I love tulips- and will love to see your seashell photos ♥

Martine said...

Wow! Those flowers are beautiful. I hope they wont get eaten and that you will have spring soon.
Where I live (southeast parts of Sweden) it has actually started to feel a bit like spring and most of the snow has melted away. But sometimes we get snow in Marsh so I'm still not convinsed that spring is on it's way.

Jill Q said...

I'm absolutely wowed by all your photographs - what a beautiful blog!

Glitterbird Glamour said...

Oh my, I am a sucker for gorgeous floral photography! These are fantastic!

Lbtoyos said...

What lovely flowers!!! i wish springs come now!!!

Crimson Hill Soaps & Scents said...

It is snowy where I am too, so reading about spring flowers was fun! I hope the bulbs make it for you!!

bagsofblessing said...

What beautiful tulips! I hope yours look just like these!

Denise Therese said...

Beautiful. :-)

kuteklipboardsbyamy said...

Gorgeous flowers! I can'r wait for spring!

jlcjbuzz said...

Love your post and will follow you! Also an avid gardener, I planed a pink and white bulb garden this fall....Can't wait to see the results. We also are covered with white....and subzero at -19 (with wind chill this am). But the sun is out! Thanks for the warm post!
Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

Kelly said...

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers! I planted a whole bunch in my gardens in CT--where we no longer live and have renters who will get to enjoy them this year. Parrot tulips are just beautiful, too! I hope they all bloom for you!! (Galeaz Glass)

Terra Verde said...

I an *in love* with that pink flower you opened the post with! Beautiful!

teener1416 said...

those flowers are gorgeous! lovely to just look at... sat here looking at them for some time, wishing for spring!

CG said...

Judy, your property is amazing! xoxo ~Rhett

Lissie said...

Beautiful flowers and the photos of them! :)

Linda B said...

I love tulips too.

BijiBijoux said...

Same story here with the snow everywhere but hopefully will see the tulips everywhere soon :)
Great pictures!

bountyofbeads said...

I don't know which was more beautiful, you story or the pictures!!!

kel said...

What beautiful flowers! I'm looking out on snow too. I just walked the dog outside and was thinking to myself how pretty it is with all the snow and the bright blue cloudless sky... but I think I'm ready for some flowers.

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

I am dreaming of beautiful flowers too and have so many more to plant.

Susan said...

The tulips are Beautiful. I hope your lovely garden survives the winetr to bloom again

Greenhouse Glassworks said...

Oh, dreaming of spring, all I see is white too!

Sea Flower Studios said...

Peonies has always been a favorite of mine! And just this year I discovered parrot tulips! You'll have to share a picture with us when they're all in bloom!

CalliopeCreations said...

Parrot Tulips are outstandingly beautiful. Wonderful pictures.

Debbie Boren said...

Your flowers and photos are absolutely beautiful. I'm jelous! Can you come plant some for me......and weed.....and water.....

Mandy said...

Beautiful photos! Such a great breath of sunshine in a such a white day here!

Mandy from Inspired Designs
http://heartstringsbyjanice.blogspot.com/

Divine In Mind said...

Stunning Photos!

petite hermine said...

Beautiful flowers! Love all the other flower photos on your blog as well.

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

So beautiful, those flowers are incredible

Martine said...

And here I talked about how spring was on it's way here. Aparently I was wrong because when I woke up today there were about 1 cm of new snow on the ground and it keeps falling.

Crystal said...

Oh i bet they will be beautiful!

galla15 said...

Those spring chickens are so darn cute!!!!!