Monday, May 18, 2015

Before they died: Drawing a 'Lily Flowered Tulip' in my garden


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"Tulip Elegans"
colored pencils and ink on drafting film
May 2015 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands

Last fall, around November, we were unable to replant a lot of the tulip bulbs that we had lifted after they had bloomed and died back in the Spring of 2014. However, much to our surprise, some of the bulbs we didn't lift (or we had missed) bloomed again this Spring! How nice for us. :o)

The tulip in the drawing above is a lily flowered variety (because the shape of the petals resembles a lily) named "Elegans Red". It is (was) so pretty.

I'm amazed they came back again ... but they're all gone now. :o( As soon as their leaves die back in about a month, we'll be lifting the bulbs and, hopefully, we will replant them in the fall of this year. We also just might buy a different variety of  'lily flowered' tulips bulbs to add to these!


tot ziens,
Judy
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