Things I See Around Town: A Tulip Viewing Party

My friend Noell plants hundreds of tulips each year, and she and Jim invite friends each spring for a viewing. Yesterday a cool, cloudy morning changed into a warm sunny afternoon, and Noell and Jim welcomed us into one of the most beautiful gardens in Charlotte.

The colors of the tulips were enchanting:

Some were quite exotic:

There were other spring flowers making their presence felt:

Noell and Jim have several beautiful ponds, around which are lovely plantings. There are also denizens of the deep to capture your attention:

What can be more fun for kids on a spring afternoon than a water feature, rocks on which to climb, and whoops of joy on a warm afternoon?

I am grateful to Noell and Jim for sharing their garden with us. Spring is surely here.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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5 Responses to Things I See Around Town: A Tulip Viewing Party

  1. Christina says:

    Gardeners like to share.

    Like

  2. thelivesofk says:

    The thing about gardens is that it seems to show the character of the gardeners. Obviously your friends, Noell and Jim, are very nice and friendly people who appreciate nature and are welcoming to visitors.

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