Friday, April 10, 2015
Yes, you read that right: 150,000 tulips!
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens has had quite the exhibition in their garden this Spring.
The weather has been cooperative so far, and there haven't been wind storms or tornadoes to tear them up. I saw them day before yesterday, when there was sunshine and 80F degree weather with a nice breeze. There were a lot of people who had the same idea I had, and I saw people from babies in strollers to elders using walkers enjoying themselves. I visited with some tourists, which is always fun.
The display is stunning! There are tulips throughout the gardens. I saw tulip arrangements inside the gallery, but I don't take pictures inside. I took so many photos outside, though, it's been hard to pick which ones to share.
This sweet thing was tucked away along a path:
The tulips won't last much past the end of April, but we'll start seeing azaleas in full bloom by then. Spring and Summer are months I could live in the Dixon gardens.
The tulips were different sizes, heights, and colors. The woman staffing the entrance handed out a guide, but I couldn't keep track of all the different kinds of tulips. I just soaked up the beauty instead. I'm always happy to see warmer weather in the Spring, and these flowers made for a lovely afternoon outside!