I will never forget at one time seeing a tulip bulb cut length wise, to show its hidden jewel of a flower, waiting for just the right conditions to be born.
These tulip sisters have totally amazed me with their beauty .. and for so long it seems, they folded up and unfurled each day and evening.
I have not yet seen ones or remember seeing any (after all .. I did live in the Netherlands for four years .. those are a lot of flowers to digest !!) fold their petals in this fashion.
I took these pictures in bright bright day light so the sheen is a bit much to take in .. their petals look like silk enveloped in gossamer ?
The sword foliage is the announcement of the allium ... they ARE coming in an assortment of small to .. well .. lets say VERY big !
A first time with these ones for me .. I am so curious to see how they will turn out !
I have two of these cast iron garden stakes .. I fell in love with them very easily since I love just about anything cast iron garden related .. ahhhh ! Home Sense : )