Tulips, Snapdragons and Pansies

Colourful tulips, snapdragons and pansies

A bed of tulips underplanted with snapdragons, themselves underplanted by pansies, offered a subject too colourful to resist.

Tulips used as bedding plants

Tulip glowing in the sunlight

A dull, still day would have been less of a challenge, but I loved how the tulips glowed with the sun behind them and danced on the wind.

Pink and white tulips

Tulips underplanted with snapdragons

The flowers were grown as disposable bedding, valiantly playing their part in a sequence of plantings designed to brighten up a retail area.

Orange tulip

While it is tempting to add pictures showing what became of them, for now at least, I’ll content myself with these cheerful ones.

Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

37 Replies to “Tulips, Snapdragons and Pansies”

  1. That’s a snazzy addition to a retail area; the tulips are especially pretty. We don’t have tulips, of course, but our snapdragons and pansies are long gone, exchanged for warmer weather plants.

    1. Pansies are happy during our summers which are tame by your standards. But this was taken a few months back in Mississippi with a similar timing to the one you mention. Tulips don’t grow there either! 😉

  2. Dancing on the wind! Yes, that’s what they do, and I don’t know how you got them to hold still for these wonderful photos. I will not think of the next chapter in their story, but just enjoy my awe.

    1. I didn’t! The camera did the best job of freezing it could. I’m glad you read these in the ‘wrong’ order. Cheerier that way.

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