Monday, February 2, 2015

Tulip tree blooms indoors...

(edited using Kim's hughes texture, hard light, 20% opacity)

The buds on the tulip tree branch were closed like pussy willows when I brought it inside,
and placed the end of it in an old soda pop bottle filled with water.
I put the branch and bottle inside my galvanized pitcher 
and wondered if I could force this branch to bloom indoors.

(edited using Kim's 100 texture, hard light, 50% opacity)

I'm glad to say that this experiment was a happy success.
By tomorrow some of the blooms may be fully open.

(edited using Kim's flow texture, screen mode, 25% opacity)

Forcing paperwhite bulbs to bloom at Christmastime, hyacinth bulbs in January,
and now tulip tree blossoms in February!
It's so cheery to have touches of spring blooming in the winter.

 (edited using Kim's carmel texture, lighten, 20% opacity)

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28 comments:

  1. Lovely, Elizabeth, and I really like that pitcher.

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  2. Love the pink and tin jug together!

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to photograph them.

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  3. Beautiful blooms... and like the others, I love your tin pitcher! The blooms look so soft and lovely.

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    1. Oh friend, I really don't have a green thumb. There's no real trick to getting a branch to bloom indoors, all it takes is water and a warm house.

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  5. So pretty, love the details of them which you've captured beautifully.

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    1. Thank you so much, Becs. It was fun to get them to bloom and to photograph them.

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  6. So pretty, my paperwhites are blooming now!

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    1. Kristy, thank you so much! I love paperwhites, too!

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  7. Wonderful to see something in bloom, beautiful detailed shots !
    Lily over from TT

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    1. Lily, it was fun to get this branch to bloom indoors and to photograph it.

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  8. So pretty! I love the tiny delicate blooms and fuzzy green leaves.

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    1. I love these blooms, too, and it was fun to photograph them.

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  9. They are so delicate and such a soft pink! I found some similar buds on a tree in a sheltered memorial garden on the EOU campus the other day....the tree isn't labeled, but I thought it might be magnolia. I'll bet it's a tulip tree! When I went to school at OSU, there were beautiful tulip trees here and there on campus. Is this early for this tree?

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    1. They may be a magnolia but I've just heard them called tulip trees. Outdoors the buds are still shut tight on the tree, but inside in the warm they bloomed!

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  10. Wonderful experiment with high success. Beautiful photos. I especially like the composition of the one with the two buds and the top of the pitcher.

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    1. Thank you so much, Earl! It was so fun to bloom these indoors and to photograph them.

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  11. Lovely spring inside, and that galvanized pitcher is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Carola! Tulips, lilacs and primroses are for sale in front of my grocery store now. Spring is on the way!

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  12. Beautiful, soft airy shots. Glad your forcing plants to bloom is working.

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  13. The detail in the first shot especially is exquisite. Your pitcher is quite a find -- love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon! I love these beautiful blooms and am happy I could photograph them.

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