Last week I said I was going to post a picture of the tulips in the side garden. I like these flowers even more than the ones growing in the front of the house. Toward the end of the day, the sun hits the orange flowers so they look like they are glowing from the inside.
When this garden was first planted last spring, it was intended to be a shade garden. My neighbor got a little friendly with his saw and did some major hacking to the tree that you can see at the top of the picture. Now this garden only gets shade in the middle of the day. When the tulips are shaded, the orange ones are such a deep dark orange they look like they are almost the same color as the red ones.
If you click on the picture you can see to the left of Blockette is my "Blood falling plant." (Blockette can never remember that it's called a Bleeding heart.) It already has 3 rows of cascading flowers. I think I realized why I had forgotten my mom gave it to me last year. The plant must have gotten transplant shock. It didn't bloom at all last growing season.
Blockette has such a sweet expression on her face in this photo. If you think this shot was easy to achieve, you've probably never met my daughter. I'm so glad I've got a digital camera that lets me see the picture immediately. I cannot imagine the rolls of film that would have been wasted by her inability to sit still and restrain herself from making a cross eyed puffer fish face.