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27/10/2015

Hidden... and waiting


Hello! I want to start this post by thanking you all for your lovely comments. You make this blog so much more interesting. Recently, it has been delightful to read your ice skating memories. 







Now to the MakroTex challenge! This week's prompt is hidden and I chose the topic nearest to the heart of every gardener in the autumn: the bulbs.

I grow most of my tulips in the ground, but every autumn I pot up some bulbs and store them in a cool space. Last year I tried 'Mount Tacoma' (in the photo above); they are really pretty but I didn't like their "fragrance".  I replanted the bulbs in the garden and this year our potted tulip will be the enchanting 'Sweet Desire'.







The bulbs, now hidden under the soil, go to sleep and will dream of spring (this is not a science blog)...







... when they will wake up and look like this:



J.W.A. Lefeber, Holland



Clicking the MakroTex link above, you can see what others have been hiding. :)

Have a beautiful day! 





30 comments:

  1. Upean näköiset tulppaanit! Muutama sipuli tuli penkkiin jemmattua, mutta ei tulppaaneja tällä kertaa. Mukavaa viikkoa sinulle!

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  2. Tulppaaneja ja narsisseja tuli tänäkin vuonna istutettua maahan taas - ehkä kauniina sitten keväällä, jos myyrät eivät vie mukuloita.

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  3. Promising.
    Haaveita tulevista kukista.
    http://blogisisko.blogspot.fi/2015/10/hidden-piilossa.html

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  4. Miten kauniita kuvia aiheesta. Niinpä niin, sipulit ovat piilossa mullassa ja kukka-aihiot ovat piilossa sipulissa.

    T. Täysin arkista

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  5. "Bulbs dreaming of spring" - you have a poetry blog; so much more necessary in this world than a science blog.

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  6. Istuttelin myös viikonloppuna sipuleita maahan piilon. Siinä olisi ollut myös hyvä idea haasteeseen!

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  7. Pitäisi itse kanssa piilotella sipulit maahan tällä viikolla

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  8. So lovely photos! I planted 400 bulbs, mainly tulips, some purple alliums... It is good to wait for the spring!

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  9. Those are beautiful tulips. I am hoping to make a raised cutting bed for spring tulips and screen the bottom and top to keep out critters. Tulips are hard to grow here. And I hope to try some potted ones next year too...

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  10. Ihana!<3 Hyvin oivallettu! Mulla ei oo yhtään sipulia nyt istutettavaksi, kun olen alkanut muuttua kyyniseksi tässä asiassa.:/ Liian monta kertaa joku on pistellyt sipulit poskeensa. Noi on niin ihana yllätys keväällä maasta paljastuessaan.:D

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  11. Beautiful tulips. You have a green thumb. Your plants are always so pretty. Have a blessed and wonderful day. Madeline

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  12. Hyvin keksitty ja kehitelty !

    The garden is a magical place. Parts of it are underground and other parts overground.

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  13. Kauneutta tiedossa keväällä...

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  14. Hieno vastaus haasteeseen! :)

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  15. Olitpas tosiaan hauskasti lähestynyt teemaa omasta näkövinkkelistä. :) Ja upean näköisiä kaunottaria sulla odotettavissa!

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  16. I hope the bulbs you are going to bring what is on the picture!
    A small half year wait!

    Love, Gerry

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  17. Ihania kuvia! Mieli jo keväässä :) Toivottavasti kaikki piilot jaksavat herätä keväällä piiloistaan - niin siellä kuin täälläkin.

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  18. Choosing tulips for the theme of hiding was brilliant Sara, they're always a welcome sight when they emerge in spring.

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  19. Beautiful tulips! I hope that they do well for you and don't keep their beauty hidden from you! xx

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  20. What a lovely theme - Tulip - also my country's symbol ♥
    Tulip is so delicate in every colors and shapes of its own! Looking forward to seeing their first hello in the next spring!
    Sincere greetings ♥♥♥

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  21. I wish I could go to sleep until spring. Winter commutes on my bicycle are the worst kind of no fun ever!

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  22. just beautiful! I always find it very exciting to see what will emerge...

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  23. Oh wow what a beautiful flower...and what a green thumb you have! I'm not so good with gardening. I really wish I was. Looking forward to seeing beautiful pics of your blooming garden this spring :-)

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous!!! :)

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  25. Hi, Sara!! So, I am waiting impatiently for the spring, to see beautiful pictures of the tulips in your garden.
    I love tulips and daffodils, but I never have patience to deal with bulbs.

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  26. Kauniisti toteutetut, ihastuttavat piilokuvat! Omaperäinen ja hurmaava teema:)

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  27. Olipas kaunis ajatus piilosta!

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  28. Hauska idea piiloista! Kaunista lopputulosta odotellessa. :)

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