Cheekwood has been going all out with tulips the last couple of years. Last year, they claimed 50,000 bulbs. This year, they upped the ante and doubled the count to a neat 100,000!
Here are some highlights from our visit - plenty of tulips, but also some dogwoods and ...
|River of orange|
|What a lovely spot for a rendezvous...|
|So many colors -- somehow they all work beautifully together!|
|Who doesn't love a fringed purple tulip?|
|These majestic mature crape myrtle trees may still be bare, but their exfoliated trunks serve as the perfect vertical contrast to this flowing river of white and purple tulips|
|What a sunny, cheerful sight!|
|Here's an unusual "deconstructed" yellow tulip surrounded by some complementary more formal peers|
And it wasn't all about the tulips at Cheekwood. The garden has an impressive collection of dogwoods, many of which were in bloom. Our favorite was Cherokee Chief:
|Cornus florida "Cherokee Chief" Dogwood|
|Cornus florida "Xanthocarpa"|
|Cornus florida "Xanthocarpa" flowers against a blue April sky|
|Side-by-side pink and white flowering dogwood trees seem to enhance each other's beauty|