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Exquisite flowers and colors! Great shot for the day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!Sylvia
Named after one of our royals? How brilliant. Lovely flower too!
I have never seen this variety of a tulip before. Beautiful colors and shades!
I like your take on the letter Q. Very clever. Your tulips are simply gorgeous.
Oyez, oyez, your highness. Lovely.ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Oh my..this tulips is so beautiful I love the color!ABC Wednesday~Q
Gorgeous tulips with unusual and beautiful coloring. There are so many types of tulips, but I never saw this one before. I'm glad you posted it.
Anna, I think I see a tropical sunset glowing in those petals :)Gorgeous!
What a gorgeous tulip (may I ask where the bulbs came from?) If tulips were edible, I would grow them massed down all the borders.
Such an unusual mix of colours. Just lovely.
Very clever use of 'Q' Anna!!A beautiful tulip worthy of its name.Off to catch up with your Malvern post now.Jeannex
Many thanks for all your comments. ABCers - will be over to visit you soon.I got the bulbs in the Crocus half price sale Wild Somerset Child but they were also in the Avon Bulbs catalogue. Have also seen them on sale at our local garden centre in the past. They have now been out in flower for nearly three weeks so I am most pleased with them.
I recognised these tulips immediately, because I have some too! Mine are a little more orange than yours, but most definitely 'Princess Irene'. I planted them in memory of my own princess, Renie, my lovely therapy dog who was lost to us just over a year ago. I also have a day lily called 'Renie's Delight'. It hasn't bloomed yet because I got it as a single fan, very young plant. I look forward to it!Thank you - your lovely picture touched my heart.
Spellbinding. I've never seen a tulip with so much glory!
A tulip Queen (or still a princess) beautiful !
What beautiful tulips; exquisite colour!Best wishes,Anna (of Annas Adornments)http://annasadornments.blogspot.com/2010/05/q-as-in-quilts-quartz-abc-wednesday.html
Ah... Anna... now Irene I have seen around the blogs. This has to go on a list for next year. I'm smitten with this one. I love the colours and markings :-DGreat pic! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Hope things are better for you now :-)
All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : email@example.comNamasté- Anna.