Friday, May 24, 2013

Delightful Orange



                                                                   Hello everyone,
         We are finally getting another spell of warm weather and the garden is full of the bright colors of spring so I took a little time to capture the beauty.
       I picked a bouquet from the garden and put them in my newly painted watering can(thanks Snow) and set it down on the island sandstone rocks in the hillside garden and took a few shots so I could enjoy the lasting beauty.
                                                 I love the soft colors of this parrot tulip.
                                        This two toned tulips is pretty showy .


These look like they were hit with a splash of paint.






  Well, I have to say once again where orange is not my usual choice for our garden in the spring garden I think it is delightful-don't you?

We are supposed to get buckets of rain tomorrow.....we shall see.

I am joining The Rose Garden in Malevik for Show off Saturday.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Carolyn

24 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carolyn! Orange is not usually my color either in the garden {or anywhere else, really}, but they look so striking in your blue watering can. : )

The Thriving Thrifter said...

They are gorgeous!

I have a question for you....we read somewhere that if you pick tulips they won't bloom the next year. Because of that, we enjoy our tulips in the yard but miss out on the enjoyment of having them in the house. Any idea if that is true? I'm assuming it must not be true since you are obviously picking yours and yet your gardens are lovely each year. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Pamela Gordon said...

I do like the orange tulips along with the yellow. It's such a warm colour of a sunset sky. Beautiful photos. It sounds like a lot of rain for tonight and tomorrow again as we had a lot today too. I hope the tulips hold up.

Chantal comme dauphine said...

hello Carolyn i love alle the color of your blog so beautiful continu and have nice day . Chantal

Debra Oliver said...

such gorgeous color! love the painted "sprinkler"!

Lorrie said...

Orange isn't really my color, either, but your tulips really brighten up the garden. So pretty.

One Shabby Old House said...

Orange is such beautiful bold flirty color. It always grabs your attention doesn't it? I love the tulips so much!

Julie said...

So gorgeous, Carolyn. I used to have some of those orange tulips with the purple strip growing up through purple lungwort. They were such a beautiful combination but they became played out. I planted so many lovely tulips last fall and squirrels got 90% of them. I'll have to plant smarter this year. J

Deb said...

Oh, that is so pretty. All my favorite colours. I love tulips and have always chosen the apricot colours. You may be getting the rain we are finally saying goodbye to. We have had it for three days. Heading your way, I believe. Oh well, the gardens will love it. Hugs, Deb

Susan said...

Oh definitely, Carolyn. I think the orange flowers add a bit of pizazz!

Orange is not usually my fave, either, but those you showed in your lovely photos are perfect! Susan

20 North Ora said...

Carolyn - those orange flowers are so pretty. So summery and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Judy

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

It is so delightful to see your spring garden in full bloom. Stunning! Have a great weekend and good luck with the book signing today.

-Sanna-

Jackie Manning said...

Morning Carolyn, beautiful tulips and beautiful photographs taken in , outstanding location. I hope the tulips survive, I know here in England we had strong winds and a lot of rain just as ours were at their best and sadly we lost quite a few heads.
Have a great weekend, we are hoping to have some dry weather over the weekend here so we can do some gardening, the weeds love the rain!!;-))
Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

Hélène Glehen said...

Indeed, those orange and yellow colors combined with the blue can are very pretty.
A corner in a garden with sparkling colors if they are carefully chosen makes me think it is really spring. These colors are cheerful and good for our spirits.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
woow,,,,this colours makes me Happy :) you are still the best :)
and do not miss,,,,,,

SATURDAY SHOW OFF

it is FUN :)
WELCOME
Håkan ( The Roseman)

flowersandhome said...

What a delightful garden you have! Glorious pictures! I absolutely LOVE tulips and you have some really special ones in your garden. I normally don't like orange but I really adore the tulips you're showing us here. Since almost all the tulips in my own garden have vanished over the years I think I'm now tempted to buy some of the kinds you're showing in this post, even if they are orange. Orange is after all the colour of the tulipland Holland as you may know.
Thanks for the inspiration Carolyn. It is always such a delight to stop by your wonderful blog.
Marian

Raffaella said...

How many colour in your post today! Great! I can't wait to receive your book... maybe it will be here in Italy next week... ^___^ Hugs!

Linda said...

So refreshing! Going to get an orange popsicle now...lol EnJOY your weekend!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Carolyn

Orange was the favourite colour of a dear friend and now it reminds me of him when I see it. There is a freshness to it, a vibrancy that grabs one's attention and brings a smile. As I write that, I can see how those characteristics applied to the man as well.

Have a wonderful day. I enjoy you photos very much.

-Karen

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I'm not particularly keen on orange either but the tulips do look nice with the yellow daffodils. I like the new colour for your watering can.
Judith

Madelief said...

Such pretty tulips Carolyn! I believe the weather on PEI is better than it is in Holland at the moment. It cold an rainy out here. We still have tulips in our garden in bloom as well. I believe you are catching up on us :-)

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Gorgeous and so bright and fun!

the watering can is the perfect colour to balance out the orange, you have such a flair for perfect colour designs, Carolyn!

BTW YOU WERE MENTION IN MY POST TODAY! Hope you don't mind.

Hugs.

Sarah said...

Carolyn, you posts makes me want to plant tulips, lots of tulips.

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