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READER PHOTO: A second show for a spectacular tulip

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Photo/Illustration: Emily Sweet
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Photo/Illustration: Emily Sweet

Today’s photo is from Rebecca and Emily Sweet in Los Altos, California. Rebecca says: “While helping me get ready for a huge garden party last week, Emily, my 14-year-old daughter, was side-tracked by the beauty of my potted ‘Blumex’ parrot tulips and just HAD to take some photos.  While doing so, one of the tulips exploded, dropping all of its petals to the ground.  Instead of picking them up and throwing them away, she arranged them into a flower shape on my chair cushion, where they remained for 2 days!  Such a beautiful, although temporary, work of art!  I’m so thankful she thought to take pictures of them for me while I was busy rushing around…” Thanks for sending in these great photos, Rebecca and Emily!

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  1. nerrijane 04/01/2010

    THis is such a great photo!!!

    best wishes happy gardener

  2. Cinseault 04/01/2010

    Great picture!
    I love parrot tulips - the ruffle along with the tremendous variety of colours and shades make them one of the most interesting tulips. I have planted a number in my garden (in Calgary, Alberta Canada) although they have only just broken the surface.

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