Flowery Friday: tulips.


Tulips in the sunshine at Stanley Park, Calgary.  

I hope you have an amazing weekend!  What is on your to-do list?  


  1. Lovely tulips! We are shopping for patio furniture this weekend. Any tips with where to find some reasonable priced ones are more than welcome:)

  2. Beautiful tulips! Ours are finished. Maybe you can help me with this. How long do you leave the stem and leaves without cutting them back. I am thinking (rightly or wrongly) that if I leave the stems etc until they turn yellow, then some of the nutrients are going back into the bulb for next year. Is this true or am I living in a fairy tale.


    • You’re right! You can cut the flower stems off once the blooms are spent, but wait a bit for the leaves…as you say, the plants need a bit of a waiting period to return energy back to the bulbs. When the leaves go completely limp and turn brown/yellowish, you can cut them back.

  3. Gorgeous tulips. My to-do-list for this weekend is to take a rest. 🙂 I’ve gardened every day this week plus a couple of DIY projects and a small painting project. I’m tired and looking for a good book and a fun day trip. 🙂

  4. Lovely shot. This weekend (or the whole summer at the rate progress is being made!) we are removing the 70 year old wire fence and posts and refencing a strip of our yard. I has taken three days to remove, clear and prep 2 holes. BIG job.

  5. Hope you have a great weekend too Sheryl. I’m taking the afternoon aff and meeting friends at an ice cream parlour today… looking forward to the first ice cream of the season! 🙂

  6. Oh now, those are mega cheery ! Hi Sheryl and thank you ever so much for my prize. I got your book last week and finally had time to dive into it last night. Gorgeous ideas! I’m growing a wall of sweet peas this summer, they’re coming along nicely. I shot a photo when they’re worthy! Cheers my dear xK

    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying the book! And I hope your sweet peas are doing really well – looking forward to seeing a photograph! One of my very favourite flowers – and they smell divine. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far.

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