The Pretty Pink Tulips

DSC_0329I literally wait all year for this.

The two to three weeks that my pink tulips are in bloom! As with most of the past 8 years, they bloom just in time for Mother’s Day. I sneaked in a few shots of the pink tulips that are in the backyard (first year for those), but overall this is the front and side of our home. I noticed that the tulips appear lighter or darker in some photos…this is just based on the light and time of day I took the photo.

The tulips in the front are called Menton. The smaller ones in the back are called Angelique. Enjoy….the pretty pink tulips!DSC_0332 DSC_0338 DSC_0363 DSC_0365 DSC_0371IMG_2441DSC_0367 IMG_2462 DSC_0370 DSC_0346IMG_2443We plant over a 1000 bulbs each year. If you are considering tulips for your garden, I encourage you to plant more than you think and to plant them in clusters, not in a row.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who are nuturing the coming generations, in the weeds of parenting or enjoying an empty nest and the fruits of their efforts! These flowers are for you!

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7 Years of Pretty Pink Tulips

IMG_6104-1024x1024Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. 1,237 posts and 7 years to be exact. That’s how long ago I started this blogging adventure…when one of my sons was in elementary school and the other in Pre-K. Now, they are in high school and middle school. They’re growing up and I guess, so am I.

9 years ago, I decided to plant pink tulip bulbs in the front and side of the house and see how they looked. They became one of my favorite parts of Spring. And, I’ve enjoyed sharing them with you.

Just like a lot of us change hairstyles, my house has gone through some changes. After tearing off deteriorating shutters, I just left them off for a while and painted the door light green. Then, we renovated, added on and I put black shutters on the house and painted the door a glossy black. We lost our beautiful crab apple trees that had stunning hot pink blossoms. We added pear blossom trees and the arbor gate. The window boxes and pots usually vary each year. Everything is up for grabs except the tulips. They have been a constant.

I’m actually thinking about planting something different next year. A different color tulip. Perhaps alliums. I’m still deciding. But, in the meantime, here’s a look over the past 8 years of pretty pink tulips.DSC_0006 DSC_0010 DSC_0015 DSC_0034 DSC_0037 DSC_0051 DSC_0172 DSC_0174 DSC_0180 DSC_00271 DSC_02021 IMG_3391-768x1024 IMG_5939-768x1024 IMG_6087-768x1024

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IMG_8815-768x1024 IMG_8851-1024x768 IMG_8852-768x1024Thank you for joining me on this journey over the past 7 years. A lot has happened – to all of us – but it’s nice to know there are some constants. In my case, it’s pretty pink tulips. They’ll be blooming again soon.

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Serena and Lily’s Newest Outpost – Westport

IMG_9326Recently, I had a chance to walk through the new Serena and Lily in Westport, CT.

It was as if the catalog had come to life…only better! The store is one of only a small handful in the country and has a charming location in an old home. Each floor (living, bedroom, children, outdoor) has a different feel and flavor, but shares the same feeling that a talented interior designer had put a room together. Original artwork dot the walls and the stairwells. You can’t help but want to look closer.

The folks at Serena and Lily didn’t ask me to come by, nor did they know that I was writing this…so, lest you think this is a sponsored post, it isn’t. I just wanted to share an inside look at an inspiring shop. If you’re in Westport, you should definitely pop in and take a look!IMG_9324IMG_9325IMG_9328IMG_9330IMG_9332IMG_9333IMG_9334IMG_9336IMG_9337IMG_9339IMG_9340IMG_9342IMG_9343IMG_9344IMG_9345IMG_9346IMG_9347See anything you like? I know I did….and it’s on my kitchen table now!

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