Around Easter many tourists are in our village. It almost seems they all have only one mission; taking a picture from our flowering pear tree. I do not blame them. It's such a beautiful picture!
I am busy on the other side of the hedge. I have to pull out all yellow tulips from previous years. There are quite a lot of them. Although the tourists may find it a “sin", it has to be done to my liking. I only want tulips in red colours. The yellow ones are placed in a bucket of water. These will come in handy later.
Moments later I hear "joehoe". It's my elderly neighbour. With her new rollator she has come to take a look at my tulips. As we stroll through the garden I pull out some tulips in the wrong colouring too. She too makes a remark about “sins!” She does not know yet I have a little plan. I am going to make a bouquet from all these tulips for her.
We sit on a bench and enjoy the pink tulips, which are flowering in front of us. We talk about joyful things but also about worries in life. After resting for a while, we continue our walk through the garden.
Under the pear tree some purple tulips bloom, which have to go into the bouquet too. "How about an Easter bouquet?" I ask her and put all the tulips I picked in the basket of her rollator. She is really pleased.
Conclusion, taking out tulips in the wrong colour is not a sin at all. They are just perfect for a bouquet!
April 21 and 22, the garden is openend to the public. Info see link below.
romantic rose garden
I like to have the red ones only.
They look dramatic
Some Geraniums are flowering too!
Tulips and Leucojum
Sitting on the bench overlooking the pink tulips.
And the white ones are beautiful too.
The basket of the rollator.
And also a bouquet for me.