Thursday, July 7, 2016

Silly and Sweet

Genus: Bobophyllum
Latin: Stulte Flos meaning Goofy Flower
Kingdom: All that he surveys
Order: Often taken with dirty looks or chicken
Family: Thinks he is head of
Tribe: Podoclementi
Subtribe: Dogwhodrivesustotheparkforwalkies



Silly

Believes his contribution to the garden is essential



Sweet

The city creates a world of tulips around the Capitol that heralds spring



As if they needed labels.

*It's estimated that 26,500 bulbs are planted every fall outside the Capitol. It rains frenzied tulip fans when the flowers bloom, are cut, then set aside. Well done, Wisconsin State Capitol Building groundskeepers.



*Wisconsin State Journal, Mary Spicuzza, August 29, 2014, Madison in 100 Objects: Capitol Tulips



16 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos.....fabulous colours!
    Happy weekend!

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  2. The groundskeeping is always outstanding around the Capitol, especially at Easter, DW.

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  3. Oh, you made me smile...thanks!

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  4. I've seen tulips in natural habitat only 3X yet, some even black ones are growing like weeds in a park in Sweden. Beautiful, but it is very expensive here in my country as we only import them from the temperate climates.

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    1. That's interesting, Kalantikan, I won't take them for granted so much the next time I see them.

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  5. I'll let Bob know the next time I see him, Tom.

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    1. Thanks, Birgitta, pretty racy wire you shot, lol.

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  7. Hello, love the cute pup and the sweet shot of the little one with the flowers. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I can't believe it's almost over, Eileen. Yeah, Bob Barker is a cute one, although he prefers the term "handsome." He's not speaking to me at the moment but looks adorable even when he's pouting.

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  8. I want to grow a pooch like that in my garden

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    1. Ha ha ha, well, Carol, you wouldn't say that if you knew him.

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  9. Such a clever layout and post! Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Thanks Jackie and Joel Smith, it's a thinly veiled attempt to hide my blooming ignorance.

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  11. LOL, nice ones!
    Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. I hope to see more of your work soon.

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  12. I need a macro lens, Nick, I just don't like how my flower photos are turning out.

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