Pages

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Checkerboard Tulips

Astoria, Oregon ~ April 6, 2011

One of my favorite flower finds this spring was this pot in the parking area outside the Astoria Co-op (Exchange and 14th Streets) containing checkerboard tulips.


The rest of the flowers and vegetables in the pot were a welcome sight as well.

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

6 comments:

Paul said...

Here in England these are called Snake's Head Fritillary when I was a boy they grew wild in the water meadow beyond our garden wall. Even then they were not at all common, probably much less common these days. I just looked it up and it was chosen as the county flower of Oxfordshire a few years back not that I knew, I rarely go back these days and now live in Yorkshire in the North. Paul at Leeds daily photo

Halcyon said...

Are they real? I've never seen anything like that!

Francisca said...

Like Halcyon, I've never seen checkerboard tulips. When you google for images, yours comes up on the third row. Snake's Head Fritillary also appears to be correct (and I say "appears" only because I know nothing of such things), but checkerboard sure seems apt. Lovely find!

Jacob said...

I often learn something new on your blogs...and the checkerboard tulip is new to me! Interesting plant. Must not grow in Florida.

J.Schu. said...

Good find, S.! So many unique flora in the world, but that's a great one -- looks photoshopped!

JM said...

Amazing! Have never seen these. And what gorgeous flowers are those in the background?

You might also like

Related Posts with Thumbnails