I adore,and I do mean ADORE tulips!!! There is something so pristine,so perfect about them, and the range of colours available is truly wonderful.I have been lucky enough to see many displays when I lived in Victoria,and these spectacular sights are something which once seen are never forgotten!! They are very hard to grow here in Townsville,however as a cut flower I like to indulge in spoiling myself every spring when they are are available in bunches.
When I was in my 20ís & 30ís, carnations were my favourite flower because of their perfume. Then as soon as TULIPS became an all year flower, I have loved those instead! i collect pictures of them, & have attended the tulip festival in the A.C.T. a few times. They are just so beautiful. I wish I could see them in Europe! My sister gave me a dozen tulip bulbs many years ago. There wee 2 of each colour. When I had 10 of the 12 buds flowering, we left out house for 45 mins, & when we returned, the 2 boys from next door had chopped of the flower heads, & left them on the road in front of their house. Boy was I cross about thatI But i got my own back, when i happen to find their drug supply growing in tiny yogurt pots on the back of our land! I gathered all them up, & throw them in the bin! A few days later, when I was on my verandah, I saw 1 of the boys looking for them! He had to go out & get a proper job after that!!
One of my favourite blooms. I was trying to get bulbs for the black ones but too much involved in getting them here, particularly as they don't originate in Holland. The flower market in Holland has to be seen to be believed. The auctions for the tulips are so interesting to observe. I forgot to plant my bulbs this year. They are still in my fridge.