Monday, March 4, 2013
The First Flower of 2013
As it turned out the free tulips won the race to be the first flowers here in 2013. They sit there in the warm bedroom overlooking the white, cold, chilly garden. I was completely delighted with these frilly pink and white double tulips. With the exception of my favorite pink poppies, I usually prefer single flowers, but free is free and these are lovely.
There are other types of tulips in the pot. Some of them are much taller and have small buds. Perhaps there are more pleasant surprises to come from this pot of tulips, but this flower was the first and we shall enjoy its pink frilly perfection for as long as it lasts. One of the things about winter is the thrill that comes when spring begins to arrive is so much more intense. Absence makes the heart grow a whole lot fonder!!!