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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

dare to be different

Much Madness is divinest sense
To a discerning Eye -
Much Sense - the starkest Madness -
'Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail -
Assent - and you are sane
Demur - you're straightway dangerous -
And handled with a Chain -

by Emily Dickinson


friary said...

Queen of the night? I've a clump at one corner of the veg area that is still hanging in.

Magic Cochin said...

I love tulips more and more - especially the ones that look as if they've been picked from a Dutch still life.
There's a roundabout in Cambridge planted with a pastel pink and yellow theme in tulips and polyanthus - but it's the two rogue red tulips that make me smile!


Joanna said...

Queen of the Night. But I don't know about the other one - I have no memory of planting it, and there's only one. Perhaps a present from the birds/squirrels, although the mind boggles a little.

Yes, I am passionate about tulips, especially the species tulips, the national collection of species tulips is at Cambridge, and well worth a look, although probably going over a little by now, as your spring is always ahead of ours by about two weeks.

And there's a couple of rogue red tulips that grow beside by very bright blue Rosemary fota - a combination that also always makes me smile.

I'm afraid in my case it is an obsession


Cottage Smallholder said...

Hi Joanna

That's a superb photo!

The squirels have planted a lot of small species tulips from some old stone pots into our main herbacious border this year.

They look great!

Michelle said...

Oh! I love all your beautiful tulips! My favorite springtime flower, for sure. These are especially beautiful - do you know what kind they are?

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Beautiful! Stunning actually is a better word I think.

gillie said...

I adore Queen of the Night and always plant a couple of pots alongside some creamy white tulips (I vary these each year depending on what I can find and how much I can get away with spending on bulbs .... I NEVER confess to this appalling total!)

I love rogues. We always remember the lonely sunflower (solo by the side of the road on a holiday in France some 6 years ago), but am currently intrigued by a lone daffodil in the hedgerow up the lane from us .... lone plants grown from seed I can understand , but how did a daffodil bulb migrate half a mile up the lane and then settle under the hedge???

Cottage Smallholder said...

Hi Joanna,

I've tagged you for a book meme with a foodie slant.

I do hope that you want to play!