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Friday, May 1, 2009

Flowers for Friday: Tulip Time

Red tulips

Purple tulips

Yellow tulips

Parrot Tulip - named for its
bright colors and feathery petals

One of my favorite daffodil varieties. It's a
double blossom kind but I don't know its name.

Look how much the hostas have grown!

Last week

This week


Mog said...

That look so pretty, I can see me walking up that garden path. Where's the patio/deck/porch? for my gin and tonic?

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hi Mog,
We have a stone patio at the top of the stairs. There's also a deck surrounding a "Florida" room. (A sunroom we can use three seasons of the year.) We also have a garden swing you can see if you click on Summer Garden in my sidebar topics. You and your LM are welcome for drinks anytime.

ms toast burner said...

Very nice Sarah! I love hostas... unfortnately in my part of the world, slugs and snails make them a challenge to grow (to put it mildly). I wouldn't mind further hosta updates!

jelly said...

Lovely pretty and bright and big. I don't drink, but I too, will be joining Mog for a cold glass of lemonade in your Florida room!! And enjoying your pretty flowers. :-)

I'm actually getting some free hosta from a co-worker of Puffy's very soon. I can't wait to plant them as a border in the backyard. I hear they do well in shade as well as sun?

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Ok Ms. Toast Burner, When I view your beautiful pictures, I'll try to hold onto the thought that at least here in Illinois we have hostas! ha, small comfort.
You can see a picture taken last summer of the hostas in bloom by viewing the slideshow at the bottom of this post.

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hi jelly,
Actually we don't drink much alcohol and I wouldn't even know how to fix a gin and tonic. I guess it would be BYOGT and Mog could give me a lesson. Lemonade I know how to make and would be happy to serve you and Puffy.
All the hostas I know about love shade. The ones bordering our walkway are in bright sun and they survive but by mid-late summer start turning yellow. Those ones also require watering. The ones planted in the shade are pretty low maintenance. Good luck with yours.

Mog said...

I can drive there in 8 hours I think. Will bring G and T, can you provide the ice and slice??

We should all meet up one day, we really should

SpeakUp Librarian said...

I have ice. Not sure what you mean by slice.

Mog said...

Slice of lemon,