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May 12, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Tiny Orange Tulips

Tulip in Stripes

These sweet tulips pop out of the ground near my front door every May, but I have no recollection of planting tulip bulbs there nor do I have any idea what kind of tulips they might be.

Tiny Tulips

They are only about 6 inches high and the tulip bloom itself is only about 1 inch in diameter. I love how the orange is fringed with the green. They are a dynamite garden addition in a rather small package.


  1. aullori / May 12 2008 12:56 am

    I am such a softy when it comes to tulips… I admit it willingly. Your first shot is brilliant.. the second perfect focus of the subject…. I completely love this. Beautiful shots. In my area they open and then disappear along the roadsides – it’s a bit like magic. Beautiful Bo… you give testimony to the brief beauty of these flowers.

  2. Lesley Smitheringale / May 12 2008 3:45 am

    Hello Bo, thank you so much for your kind comments about my new photography online shop – means a lot and I know that your are also heading in this direction. I adore these new photos of tulips you have taken and I must admit, they are an unusual variety. The fact that you have them in your garden without even planting them is a bonus. lol! There is something so gorgeous about a tulip and I agree with aullori, I am a softy re. tulips as well. Lesley

  3. Joanna Young / May 12 2008 4:21 am

    Gorgeous photos thank you. I can never quite decide if tulips are sturdy or fragile – or both… They fade so fast when you cut them, but outside they weather the storms and determinedly reveal their inner beauty.


  4. Anna Surface / May 12 2008 8:08 am

    Gorgeous. I haven’t seen an orange variegated tulip before. Lovely captures and I like both shots equally! 🙂

  5. HeyJules / May 12 2008 8:31 am

    Nice work, Bo. Not sure which one I like better…they both make me want to sniff the page!

  6. montucky / May 12 2008 8:51 am

    Lovely! I admire all tulips: they are both beautiful and indomitable, especially the small ones.

  7. Robin / May 12 2008 10:35 am

    Beautiful shots, Bo. And beautiful tulips. I’ve never seen tulips like this before.

  8. amelia / May 12 2008 2:58 pm

    I love the orange and green and how they go in waves together. Cool photos.

  9. Gandalf / May 12 2008 4:30 pm

    I’d tell you the name of the tulips, if I knew it. Alas I know it not.

    The color and detail are wonderful. I don’t know which shot I like better. They seem to be reaching up to capture the nectar of the gods.


  10. davidlind / May 12 2008 11:01 pm

    Very nice. But I don’t know why anyone would not have any recollection of doing something. I used to know. . .

  11. Aiyana / May 13 2008 11:05 am

    Beautiful tulips. I love the color, and the photography is stunning!

  12. lady.percy / May 14 2008 2:32 pm

    I really like the second picture. Coolness.

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