5/13/09

Thankgoodness forTulips

There is a wonderful place nearby with walking paths through 55 acres of gardens. In the spring the tulips are magnificient! Here are some pictures taken last week. Each picture is of a different area. It was truly spectacular. My camera does not do it justice. I invite you to join Chris and I as we tiptoe through the tulips.

On either side of the walkway are beautiful color combinations with underplantings of pansies or English daisies.
The iris with pink and white tulips and yellow daffodils are beautiful.
Do you like golden tulips?
Or are your favorites the pink and red?

This spot on our tour you can look down the stairs to tulips....
And up the stairs to more tulips.
There is also the largest man-made waterfall which at this time has beautiful wisteria growing on it.
Have you ever noticed the centers of flowers, how unique and colorful they are?



The color combinations with these pansies are gorgeous.

Continuing down the path...




One area is all daffodils in curving paths. Very striking.
Another feature is a Hidden Garden with an old door leading into it with ivy-covered brick walls and a fountain and benches to sit and meditate.

No wonder this gorgeous and spirit-renewing place is called Thanksgiving Point. I hope you have enjoyed this tour. To view more Outdoor Wednesdays click here

15 comments:

Marie said...

WOW! That's a gorgeous display of tulips...so colorful. You reminded me of a post I should do for OW next week. Thanks for sharing.
-marie

ButterYum said...

What a treasure of a place. May I ask where it is?

The tulips are stunning! Love the wisteria too!!!

jenjen said...

Wonderful pictures mom! I'm glad you went and now I almost feel like I saw them too! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

XOOX
Jen

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday Jean! The tulips are amazing! I love them in mass like that! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Mama said...

WOW, I so enjoyed tiptoeing through the tulips and the pansies and the iris, this is such a stunning place, happy OW, Kathy.

Lisa Shatzer said...

What a scectacular place. What a blessing to live nearby!

Mary said...

What wonderful pictures. It's hard to beat the tulip for prolific and colorful display. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Jean, what a beautiful place to visit, I could have stayed on and on. I know you really enjoyed your visit. and your camera did a beautiful job as well
Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Rona's Home Page said...

Oh beautiful! I really miss green and floral gardens these days.
(we live in Vegas)
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Sofia Striffler said...

Beautiful gardens. It is a lovely place to walk around. You were fortune to be able to go there. The tulips are gorgeous

Christi said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just beautiful photos of a beautiful place!! it must have been difficult choosing which pictures to post! The golden tulips are by far my favorite...I have never seen them before.

Thank you so much for sharing this. Have a wonderful week!

xoxo
Jane

wenderful said...

Hi Mom. Great pictures! I bet they were beautiful. Did you two have fun? Looking forward to your visit next week.

LdyDy said...

Wow...such a lovely place! Where may I ask is this place! Thank you for sharing!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...gorgeous gardens...love all the tulips! I'd never want to leave! Susan