Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring starts in our garden ...

New flowers (to us) coming up in our garden this year...very spring!

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Spring Begins with Jet Fire and Persian Pearl
April 2010

The daffodils/narcissus are "Jet Fire" and the deep pink/deep magenta species tulips (with the long thin leaves) are tulipa.pulchella "Persian Pearl". I really like species tulips because they're normally very small and very pretty, (dainty little flower people, in my mind), are rather good repeat performers - plus, they do not have to be dug up after the season is over unlike what is recommended for normal tulips. We're waiting for the new Princess Irene tulips, that we planted in Dec. in that same bed (the bigger leaves in the photo), to bloom next - probably a couple of weeks away, yet.

If I didn't have an annoying and painful head-cold *sneeze*, I'd be out there drawing my new beauties. Perhaps next week...

tot ziens,


René PleinAir. said...

Do you know some nice spots to paint this thursday in Utrecht?
With springy feel to it that is?

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

hmm... odd, I don't know why your comment isn't showing up in the total comments on this post.
Blogger is weird sometimes.

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Rene wrote:Do you know some nice spots to paint this thursday in Utrecht?
With springy feel to it that is?

I haven't been into the city center lately René, so I'm not exactly sure what's in bloom or what's not.

But, have you ever painted in the Kloostertuin achter de Domtoren? I don't know what's in bloom there right now, but sometimes there are narcis in bloom this time of year.

There's also a small public garden off Servetstraat, naast de Domtoren. The ingang is through an archway naast het huisje dat vastzit aan de Domtoren. The garden is behind the bookstore on Servetstraat.

Or, the public garden behind the Music Conservatory on Mariaplaats. You can enter it from in front of the Music Conservatory or from the side that's across the street from Stariway to Heaven.

Or you could try over by Wilhelminapark ....

I'm still down and out with this cold. :(

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Dang it all! now the comment total is showing zero.

Arrrrrrrgh, what poop Blogger can be!

René PleinAir. said...

Wondeful thanks!

any change your joining me tomorrow?

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

nee... ik ben erg ziek!
hoest, hoest, hoest en hoest
ack! :(

René PleinAir. said...

Fruitmandje brengen?!


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