Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Tulip

Have you ever seen such a beautiful tulip?
Yesterday was the first of several appointments my mother had at the eye hospital, to have her other eye fixed, and so we called in to see my best friends Wayne and Shelley, who live about 200m from the clinic.
They spoiled us with morning tea in their beautiful garden, setting the table in the sunshine with a vase of the most wonderful pink and cream roses, sweet peas and these tulips.Between cups of tea, fancy biscuits, old English china and chat, we breathed in lungfuls of sweet pea perfume and were amazed by the wonder of these divine tulips, with their double row of petals all frilled with deep pinking.Then Mum and I were off for a stroll up and down Rokeby Road and a spot of lunch. A fab day!

:: Added later (after a day at work): I asked for tulip ID help from Jane Brocket who, as well as being a blogging legend, is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tulip grower. She kindly emailed me and told me it was a
double-fringed tulip, called Queensland.
Such a pity we can't grow such beauties here in Perth!

8 comments:

Fairlie said...

They are *stunning* tulips. Do you know what they are called?

Lesley said...

No, none of us had any idea what they were called, even W&S, who are flower people and know their tulips.
They had been flown in from Melbourne, though, so you may see them in your travels.
They were in a big bunch with creamy-white David Austin roses and looked out of this world. The wide-open tulips are about the size of an almost full-blown rose.

peppermintpatcher said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Jude said...

I love them...

Frogdancer said...

Isn't the blogging world amazing? Beautiful tulip, too!

victoria said...

It looks like it's been deliberately beautifully fringed with a pair of scissors.

Rattling On said...

Lovely. I like tulips best when they're almost past their best and really open! The colour of this is particularly beautiful.

Laura Jane said...

it is DIVINE!!!!!

Go Queensland ! Become known for something other than grunting rutting sportspeople!