Thursday, January 29, 2009

A burst of color

I forced some tulip bulbs this winter. It's been so nice to have a burst of some friendly yellow flowers in the middle of the winter!

Tulips

Check out the roots...

Tulip roots

Beautiful!

Tulips

Don't let the freezing ice and snow get you down!

Tulips

20 comments:

Lindsay said...

Very pretty! Flowers do so much for general cheerfulness. The burst of color is definitely helpful with this weather we've been having.

ahufford said...

So pretty! How did you do it?

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful flowers...I really needed to see them..it gives me hope that one day soon, when all the ice is gone...there will be flowers again. :)

Brigita said...

but they're rather hesitant to grow. I must be doing something wrong. Will have to try next year again. :)

Stacey said...

Those are beautiful! A woman in my office has some purple tulips and they just make me think of spring every time I see them!

bysarah said...

That is so cool.
For some reason, I can never get forced bulbs to grow properly.
(I love paperwhitesand daffodils.)

Beautiful tulips!

Pheelya said...

Purty!!!!

danielle said...

Gorgeous! Tulips are my favorite flowers. I received some paperwhites for Christmas, which I haven't gotten to yet, but now I'm inspired. Thanks.

calicodaisy said...

Very pretty! The photos are great - you should make some cards from those!

subliminalrabbit said...

gorgeous! i might have to go pick up some tulips now!

maitai said...

the tulips are beautiful! i love having fresh flowers around - this is even better than cut flowers!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Congratulations. Yours gave ME a lift!

Ruth's Place said...

Very cool! How do you keep the water from going disgusting?

Lynn said...

Those are so bright and cheerful - especially with all of this cold and very blah weather. (but it is finally going to be above 30 today ~ heatwave!)

mrspao said...

I've not seen anyone force tulips before - what a great idea. Are those clips that keep the bottom of the bulb from getting wet?

What a beautiful bright colour!

Chris said...

Gotta love those bright colors in the middle of the winter. BTW--may not be appreciated--but I left you an award. Happy knitting--sketching--etc.

iknitipurl said...

Very pretty yellow! One of my favorite colors!

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R a i n said...

So beautiful!