Sunday, April 11, 2010

Love it when a plan (TING) comes together!

Yep, they’re UP!

Last fall, cigar man and I planted 90 tulip bulbs!

Well, I mostly took pics of him planting, but I guess you could say I helped.

old rack

bulbs and rake

This week we reaped the rewards of (our) labor.

tulips and bird bath

Aren’t they beautiful?

group of tulips

Certainly worth the effort!

tulip close up

planting tulips w wartermark

Changed the look of the mosaic below by using an off white texture layered on top of the mosaic above and changing the setting of the texture to Saturation.

Love playing around with these layers! You can find the texture I used at Flickr. It’s by Cosi.

planting tulips with texture white w letters and satuation copy copy w watermark

I’m sharing with some beautiful mosaics at Mary’s Mosaic Monday and amazing transformations at Susan’s Met. Monday; although, I’ll have to give God the credit for this metamorphosis!! J

43 comments:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love tulips!! Yours are gorgeous. Thanks to hubby for all his hard work. The only thing about tulips is that they don't last very long. They are beautiful, though. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I always love your mosaics. I am going to have to learn how to do that.
Love & blessings from NC!

Debby said...

Beautiful.....good job.

sissie said...

Your tulips are beautiful. I wish that I could remember to plant bulbs, but I always forget. At least I can enjoy yours.

hugs
Sissie

Sewconsult said...

Beautiful! I should have planted some, but knew that the resident squirrels & chipmunks would eat them as fast as they have eaten everything else that I planted over the years.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love tulips! Sure wish they were around longer. I have passed some flower beds lately that are beautiful with tulips in with pansies. Wanted to take pics, but traffic was heavy and would have had to pull in a parking lot and stand on a street corner to take pics.. :-) I may try again in the next day or so.
Have a great week.

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful. The photo on the bag never does justice to the real thing..

LDH said...

Oh, just lovely! Every photo is beautiful and together make a gorgeous mosaic!

Allison Shops said...

What beautiful flowers. Well worth the trouble!

Allison

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh my gosh!!! What a job! But look at the reward!!!

m ^..^

Bobbi said...

Hi, Very lovely mosaics picture! I hope that you have a lovely new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are beautiful! I was just thinking this week that I will probably have to plant some new bulbs. The ones I have now were planted about 10 years ago and are few and far between now. I'd love to get some of the new colors out, too.

Lavender Cottage said...

The tedious work of planting so many bulbs always turns into a smile of satifaction in the spring.
Love what you did with the second mosiac Marsha and the tulips are beautiful.
Judith

Mary said...

So pretty! You are very lucky -- we can't grow tulips here because the deer eat them! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tulips at MM. :)

A New England Life said...

90 bulbs! That's awesome! Wonderful mosaics. I'll bet you're loving the Tulips!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Gorgeous. They are my favorite bulb. They're so stately and elegant and proud.

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Beautiful!

Wendy said...

We need to plant tulips this fall! Our bunnies ate all our tulips...your tulips are so beautiful! I love how you did the mosaic in black and white!
Wendy

Rettabug said...

Don't you just LOVE tulips?! Beautiful photos & I know how much work went into planting those bulbs.
I'll have some photos of mine next week. :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Simply beautiful! I have wanted to plant bulbs every year for the past five years and always forget. Your blooms are so pretty - thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

kim said...

Those are so pretty. I love your mosaics. Ninety of them is a lot. I planted some a few years ago and all that came up was the stalks and no flowers. I probably planted them upside down or something.

Kate said...

Gorgeous! Hard work always pays off!

Marsha's Mpressions said...
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EG Wow said...

The tulips are beautiful. You and Cigar Man do good work together. :)

Alexa said...

Good on you (and Cigar Man) for planting all those bulbs! I have not an inch of land myself—which is why I'm so grateful to have an entire botanic garden (where they've planted thousands and thousands of bulbs) just a few blocks from my place!

Designs on 47th Street said...

So pretty. I do love tulips. I'm still waiting for the ones I planted last fall to open up. They are a bit slow, but I can see the head forming. I loved seeing your photography! I must learn how to do mosiacs so I can join in on the fun!
Donna

Shine said...

Gorgeous! You are so wise to give God the glory! Blessings...Shine

ellen b. said...

Ahh what a lovely benefit to your hard work. You reap what you sow :0)

AshTreeCottage said...

Just gorgeous and so worth the effort!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Kelee Katillac said...

Gorgeous tulips and mosaic...the rake is a neat touch!

Thanks for popping by!

love, kelee

grey like snuffie said...

Love the altered mosaic. We're still waiting for most of our bulbs to bloom. I always loved all the help I could get...well done!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh, wow! Tulips are my favorite flower. They're beautiful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Naturegirl said...

Martha I'd say it was well worth it!!I think that's funny
"cigar man"..I can picture him with a stogey in his mouth planting tulips!tee hee!
I needed his help last fall when I was recovering from cancer!Oh well soon the bulbs from previous years should be blooming in my garden!Love the edidting to the mosaic!!

32˙North said...

What a lovely reward for patience and faith!

Amanda

vignette design said...

Your tulips are gorgeous and worth the work it took to plant them.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Kim, Cigar Man knows his gardening and I did a tutorial on planting bulbs in large quantities. Just click on the pink letters, "planted 90 tulip bulbs" in the post.
Naturegirl, you have pictured him so correctly!!! hehe!

Zuzu said...

Oh, Marsh, they are gorgeous!!! Also love the photographs!
Nothing is "up" here yet, but the birds are returning and the temps are rising - soon, soon!!!
Enjoy,
Zuzu

Really Rainey said...

Your tulips look fantastic! I love it when they are grouped together like that! And they are such a pretty color!

Rainey

Snap said...

I love tulips and I can't grow them here successfully ... usually we don't have a cold enough winter! I'm not one to plant every year! I'll enjoy yours!

Sarah said...

Love, love, love tulips. I haven't planted any in years, but plan to next year. The last time I planted tulips I planted several hundred only to have them bloom while we were on a vacation out of the country. That was not good plan(ting) on my part. Thanks for sharing your yellow tulips. Beautiful!

podso said...

I detect celebration and joy in your last two posts! Rewarding, all that work, months later!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Beautiful post thanks for sharing. You have a wonderful blog and I am a new follower. Hope you have a chance to come say hi at my blog. Cheers, Lia

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It was well worth the effort Marsha! Your tulips look beautiful! Happy MM!

Sarah Knight said...

Those are beautiful!