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Queen of the Night Cries At Longwood Gardens

kristin
May 1, 2016
SOURCE AQUARIANN.FINEARTAMERICA.COM

During the Lewes Tulip Festival, the Cape Gazette asked the following trivia question in their midweek paper: "Which single late-flowering tulip made its debut in 1944 as one of the darkest tulips available?"

I'm used to photographing bright tulips so I didn't even know dark tulips existed. I had to Google to find that the answer was "Queen of the Night." When I came across that very same tulip type at Longwood Gardens after the spring rain last weekend, I almost cried tears of joy.

 

Aquariann enjoys watching petals grow much more than paint dry. That's why she's a flower photographer and illustrator instead of a painter. She welcomes all artists to join her weekly Flower Friday hop to share their pretty pictures on her other blog, the art and tree chatter of aquariann.