FFTD: Gated Tulips

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That’s not really a genus or a family but, they do look cute peeking through the iron gate. ~Vic

Tulips Through The Gate Image
04-10-2019

Flower for the Day

24 thoughts on “FFTD: Gated Tulips

    Tippy Gnu said:
    November 1, 2020 at 9:20 AM

    Nice. I like tulips.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 1, 2020 at 10:06 PM

      They are sweet things. Unfortunately, deer love them, too. I’ve lost too many.

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        Tippy Gnu said:
        November 1, 2020 at 11:04 PM

        Too bad. Do they come back? We have bulbs that my mother-in-law planted years ago. They grow into spectacular flowers, then die off every year, then come back, year after year. It’s amazing how hardy bulbs can be.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          November 1, 2020 at 11:27 PM

          Sure. They come back with bulbs. But, if said deer eat the flowers and pull the bulbs out…bye-bye flowers for good. They don’t seem to be interested in our Narcissus or Irises. All the Tulips I planted, they ate the blooming flowers, then the stems, then the bulbs. They also love to mow down on the white/green Hosta. They won’t touch the yellow/green Hosta. They don’t mess with my shamrocks, my mums, the Azaleas, my Coleus or my other plant…that the name escapes me at the moment…

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            Tippy Gnu said:
            November 1, 2020 at 11:43 PM

            Hmm, sounds like your neighborhood deer are finicky flower eaters.

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              November 1, 2020 at 11:54 PM

              I guess they like what they like. Speaking of, they REALLY like my neighbor’s Mulberry tree.

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                Tippy Gnu said:
                November 1, 2020 at 11:57 PM

                Maybe it’s best to just grow plants natural to the local environment. Then you don’t have to worry about watering them, or deers ruining them.

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                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  November 2, 2020 at 12:09 AM

                  I’m not entirely sure what is natural to the local environment. This state had three of the oldest colonies in the “new world.” Prior to the Europeans washing ashore, the area was all Native American. There aren’t many of them left around to ask what is “natural.” As far as I know, there were around five separate tribes that were in this area and the majority of them were dragged off to Oklahoma.

                  Case in point, a block away, a lady grows Forsythia bushes. Those things aren’t native to the US.

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                    Tippy Gnu said:
                    November 2, 2020 at 9:20 AM

                    Much has been lost to memory of the years, that’s true.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      November 2, 2020 at 3:28 PM

                      And, it is so sad. Even conventional literature of this area is based on European knowledge, not what the natives knew.

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      November 2, 2020 at 3:44 PM

                      It is sad. I think the natives took most of their secrets to the grave.

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                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      November 2, 2020 at 3:57 PM

                      They did, much of it lost with those dying on the Trail of Tears. I’m quite sure that most of their culture has been decimated even on The Res. Originally polytheists, the Church got a-hold of them and their kids. They lost their languages.

                      Ken donates to:
                      https://www.stlabre.org/
                      In Montana but, it’s Catholic-based. We both have NA blood and he wants to help. It’s a bit misguided but, his heart is in the right place.

                      Speaking of, have you ever seen “Longmire?”

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                      Tippy Gnu said:
                      November 2, 2020 at 4:14 PM

                      Oh yeah, their culture has changed dramatically from 200 years ago.

                      Yes, I’ve seen the entire series. Loved it.

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    Dayphoto said:
    November 1, 2020 at 9:58 AM

    Fall Tulips…how cool is THAT!!!

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 1, 2020 at 10:22 PM

      Oh! No. LOL! That picture was taken in April 2019.

      Is there such a thing as fall Tulips? I know we have Azaleas around here blooming NOW.

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        Dayphoto said:
        November 2, 2020 at 11:12 AM

        Yes, I think there are. And Crocus and possibly other spring bulbs.

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    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    November 1, 2020 at 7:15 PM

    Cool tulips…they look cool against the gate.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 1, 2020 at 10:32 PM

      I thought the same thing. Sometimes, I see the artwork around me and I just want to capture it.

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        November 1, 2020 at 10:34 PM

        Well you did a good job there!

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    JT Twissel said:
    November 2, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    They seem to be saying “Let us out!”

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 2, 2020 at 3:49 PM

      Yes they do. Poor little jailbirds…

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