The Supreme Qualities

Are there any plants that better display the supreme qualities of elegance and poise than the species tulips in bud?

I just want to look up close at one – Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha

The more I looked at my pics, the more captivated I became with detail.  I mean, just look at these deliciously sinuous overlapping folds

And then the tapering flower tips, holding on to their early-morning dew

This is a lovely variety of the Lady Tulip.  I like the straight species (Tulipa clusiana) even better, but couldn’t catch them at the right moment of bud-swell

This has set plenty of seed, and in an irresistible move of counting chickens way before they’re hatched I’m seeing hundreds of them, confetti-ing through my ‘steppe‘.

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By the way, I’m now on Instagram – @michaelmccoyongardens

Discussion

  1. Georgia O’Keefe would have loved that!

    1. Sure would! Makes me want to pick up a paint brush myself

  2. Tulipa clusiana is no doubt an awesome flower. Unfortunately, I cannot have this type of flowers because my garden space is too short. Looking forward in the future when we move to another state.

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