Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SPRINGTIME AND TULIPS


Today is the first day of Spring and I couldn't be happier. Although Gotham still feels wintry and frigid,  I know that balmier weather is on its way and with it, a plethora of gorgeous tulips. By the end of this month  the 60,000 tulip bulbs planted on the Park Avenue malls will be in bloom washing the avenue with bursts of yellow and red.  
I love to pick up a few bright bunches of tulips at the corner bodega--their sunny hues are sure to brighten any room! 
Because tulips balance on precariously thin stems, its necessary to use a a vase that will hold them up. Tulipieres, tall decorative vases with small holes, were invented just for this use and make it easy to create a beautiful arrangement in no time. 


How are you celebrating the first day of Spring?

22 comments:

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Nothing says spring like a bouquet of tulips! Spring seems to be arriving late everywhere. I can't wait to see gardens in bloom!
~ Wendi

michele said...

everybody and their grandma was complaining about the frigid temps here today, but all i can see is the sun is shining and i can wait a few more days for tulips.

your images are poppin with lovely color!

smiles.

michele

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I think I am going out immediately to buy some tulips!
Happy Spring to you!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Everything looks so fresh and pretty....it looks like spring!

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The enchanted home said...

Yes I am starting to wonder if spring will ever show up but inside my house I am making sure that it feels like spring! LOVE tulips and love seeing the city come to life with the beautiful tulips!!

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CDS said...

Spring tulips make me smile. I remember bring in college and watching them bloom around campus. So pretty!!

Splendid Market said...

Beautiful blooms. We are having very chilly storms out here as well. I love the Tulipieres, but I must admit, I like to see them droop as well... happy spring.

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

The tulips are gorgeous .... we are now going into our autumn.... but we still have some blooms blossoming!
best wishes
Frances

Francine Gardner said...

Winter is not giving up easily...i long for the look of tulips in bloom

therelishedroost said...

OH I cannot wait for REAL spring!! Love Tulips was in NYC yesterday and loved seeing the flower shops with all the tulips out on the sidewalks!!
Best,
Karolyn

Cynthia said...

I can't wait for the warmer temps. and the sun and for everyone's blooms to be showing. Beautiful images.

Cynthia

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

So far, it seems far away in NY, but your lovely tulips give me hope!

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Karen said...

Barbara,
Cut tulips have been plentiful at our markets but we don't see them growing anywhere around where I live. How fun to see them in the city.
Karen

SHERRY HART said...

Nothing better than spring....and all of the glorious color it brings....only it is cold here in ATL so I will have to be patient a while longer :)

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Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Barbara-
This is such a beautiful and happy post! I love tulips, and these vases are gorgeous! I just bought a new vase especially for tulips. What is more beautiful?
Have a wonderful weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

Lynford Rozario said...

When i saw this pictures..my heart started racing..:)

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pretty pink tulips said...

Oh my gosh...this has my name on it!!! Must get into the city and see those for myself!!! Mine aren't blooming yet!

xoxo Elizabeth