Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Digging In

have become one of my favorite flowers
especially when we are looking out into the flowerbeds
searching for a sign of spring

now though is the time to get the bulbs in the ground
so we can enjoy them in the spring

I came across a write up on these
in the last Canadian Living magazine

Prinses Irene Tulips
honours Canadian Veterans

these vibrant orange flowers
were created in the Netherlands
to thank the Canadian soliers
for their efforts in World War 2

the streaks of purple appear on the petals
in the shape of the maple leaf

I think that they are gorgeous
and I hope to find some to plant now
so I can enjoy them next year

I hope to get out this week-end and find some of these
and get them in the ground.

It is Katrina's birthday today
sweet sixteen
this was taken this past summer
at her Mom's wedding

Happy Birthday Sweetie
Love you!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday!


all images found here


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Lori,
Well, i have learnt something today . I never knew that about the Prinses Irene Tulips..... and the maple leaf shows up so clearly.
You will have a beautiful display in the Spring.
I love tulips....a sure sign that Spring is here.....we've just got to get through the Autumn and Winter first !!....mind you, I love those seasons too.....Christmas is coming !!
Many happy returns of the day to Katrina. I wish her a wonderful birthday. XXXX

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those were a really beautiful! I do NOT have luck with bulbs. Don't know why. It seems fail proof. Leave it to me;)

the chirpy bird said...

Oh Gorgeous! The flowers and Katrina! I love Tulips too, but am a Peony girl through and through! Give me those romantically dramatic petals any day!
xox tash

Lilacandgrey said...

aww happy birthday!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to katrina...pretty girl! And love all your beautiful tulip photos and info...LOVE tulips!!

Rhiannon Bosse said...

Gorgeous flowers!! They look like sorbet!! Amazing :) oh and Happy Birthday to the lovely Katrina!! xo