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Old 09-26-2011, 06:21 AM   #1
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Spring Tulips, anyone? Updated 29/9/12 for my visit in 2012

Spring has definitely sprouted here....




And with it, come the sneezes and hayfever!



However, there is one small business/farm up in the local hills that will occasionally draw me out and about in Springtime.





This place....sells the Prince of Orange of all flowers.....














Tesselaar's is a family owned business and have been doing mail-order bulbs for the last 55 years. The family is originally from Holland....and every spring, for about 4 weeks, the farm is opened for a display of tulips. The family put the word out that the tulips had bloomed early this year and so, I made the effort to head for the hills on opening day to take a stroll around their 'garden'.










And my more artsy shots of the day......



















I'm hoping to head up to the hills again in a couple of days time. It will be close on 2 weeks since this visit. Hope the tulips are still blooming!


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So beautiful! Tulips are my absolute favorite. We have a tulip festival a few hours away that we try to attend each April. Makes me so happy. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:16 AM   #3
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Wow, what a gorgeous place to visit! I love seeing your pictures, Princess!
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
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Tiptoe thru’ the Tulips 2012



I have to admit that I am looking forward to a bit of sunshine after a rather wet and cold Melbourne winter.

The weather is slowly warming up over here…but on one of the days last week, it dawned beautiful and blue and sunny and temperatures in the low 70’s.






If it stays at this temperature, I’ll be happy. But I suspect that in 4 months from now, I’ll be complaining about the heat.

Still…..I made the most of the glimpse of sunshine we saw and decided that I definitely needed to tiptoe through the tulips.



Tesselaar is located up in the Dandenong hills in Melbourne, about an hour’s drive away from me. The family is originally from Holland and they have been growing and selling tulips for over 50 years. During the springtime, they hold the annual tulip festival. I was there this time last year....so I thought I'd add this year's pictures to the collection.


Seems like a lot of other Melbournians had the same idea as me.





I tried hard to steer clear of people in my pictures….






…and in the end, I just decided to focus on the flower power on hand.




Yellow…the colour of sunshine.



















Pink….Pretty in Pink.
























Orange….zesty, vibrant and spicy!












But I have to say, I’m more attracted to the deeper richer tones of purples, reds and the Queen of the Night.


































Hope you enjoy the spring colour and here's to next year!




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Old 09-29-2012, 04:51 AM   #5
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So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:07 AM   #6
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Lovely! The squirrels always eat my bulbs
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