Apr 5, 2012

~ enticing tulips

What a gloomy day it was yesterday! After all the sun and heat we've had, a cool and dark day was unexpected and felt just fine. I passed by my friend Jan Buckingham's house and oh my goodness, I'm not sure I've ever seen so many tulips! The drive by was actually quite dangerous and potentially life threatening as I couldn't take my eyes off the gorgeousness. I finally pulled my eyeballs away, promising myself I would go back, park, and stare at my leisure. I called Jan to inform her of my creepy stalker ways, and she graciously welcomed me to check out the backyard as well... SO lucky for us!
Jan's lovely dwelling has provided both an inspired home post as well as an inspired garden post for TFT readers, and I couldn't wait to get home and add another post to the line up of lovely. 

Even on a gloomy day, the tulips couldn't be prettier! 

 Pretty Pink Tulips!

Check out these parrot tulips...

Can you imagine looking out at this? Stunning.

I concentrated on tulips during this visit, but believe me when I tell you, Jan is a professional gardener. This woman knows what she's doing. Beauty other than tulips was everywhere! 

Here are the tulips that endangered me while driving...

How, pray tell, is a driver expected to pay attention to the road with this kind of tulip distraction? I took a fair amount of pictures with the intent to satisfy my preoccupation, in turn making the road a safer place for all.

Thank you Jan, for sharing your fantastical tulips with us! 
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Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

This garden is stunning, and the color of the tulips are perfect! Thank you for sharing.
Happy Thursday.

Karena said...

These cluster of tulips are so gorgeous, they are one of my favorite flowers!! Thank you for sharing Jan!

Art by Karena

auntp said...

That garden is absolutely stunning - I can see why it would be dangerous to drive by without running into something! Thanks for sharing the photos especially for those of us who live in place in the country where we don't experience tulips in the spring - I live in Florida!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, What a beautiful garden! The tulips are amazing.
xo, Sherry

BRASWELL said...

One of my favorites, Tulips! Thank you for the tour. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Mary Anne said...

Right with you Jan......I would have driven over the curb and up onto the grass!! The orange tulips a sight to behold. Love them!
M.A. ox

Acquired Objects said...

I am so sticking a few thousand bulbs in the ground this fall, those tulips are gorgeous! Your friend has a stunning yard and all her efforts seem to have been worth it! Thank you so much to you both for sharing.


Carol Ann said...

Her bulb bill must be a doozy. But boy, what a show!

Ivy Clad said...

Oh my goodness!! How beautiful! Tulips are in my top 3 favorite flowers, and so many-- I would practically be in paradise living there!! Fantastic.

I'm off to visit her sites.

cindy said...

Spectacular display! You must not have deer in your neighborhood!

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, I'm in tulip heaven!!!! Darn, I wish I could do an actual drive by, but this was pretty satisfying seeing them through your lens, Jan!

I agree...your friend is a might talented gardener. And, what great taste she has in flowers! (wink wink!).

xoxo Elizabeth