View Full Version : On special request from my dear hubby!!

Maya & Inka's mommy
04-12-2005, 05:41 AM
My hubby spends all his free time in our garden. He is so proud now because we have such great flowers everywhere. Yesterday he gave me a hint: "Why don't you show our gorgeous flowers to your friends on PT? Would make me super-proud :D "

Well, cannot disappoint such a request, can I ;)
I spent all morning resizing 24 pics. Are you guys ready?;)

is same bush as previous one, in a later stadium


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Maya & Inka's mommy
04-12-2005, 05:46 AM






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Maya & Inka's mommy
04-12-2005, 05:50 AM









That's it!! Hope I didn't overdue it.... :D

04-12-2005, 06:55 AM
Gorgeous garden that your husband created! Parrot tulips are one of my favorite Spring flowers. I had to chose between dogs, or a pretty backyard...guess which won? :rolleyes: Oh well they do double as not only alarm systems, but garbage disposals too lol! You've got such a lovely peaceful looking yard Lut! (Lucky you that hubby does it all). :D

04-12-2005, 06:59 AM
You have the prettiest yard I have ever seen. Wow, I wished your husband would be our gardener. haha!

04-12-2005, 07:04 AM
What a lovely garden, and SO many beautiful flowers. :) I can see Inka and Maya are enjoying it too. :D

Tell your husband he did a great job!

04-12-2005, 07:31 AM
Wow! Tell hubby this is something to be very proud of..don't blame him for wanting to show his beautiful garden off!

04-12-2005, 07:32 AM
STUNNING! He should be very proud of the garden - it defeinately shows the love and devotion he gave it.

04-12-2005, 07:46 AM
Your garden is lovely - and spring is much further along for you! My tulips are up, but no color on the buds yet ...

Lovely work, congratulations Lut's husband! :)

04-12-2005, 08:30 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Your garden is GORGEOUS!! I am so jealous. :D See! I'm green with envy.

Your husband did a fantastic job. :)

Killearn Kitties
04-12-2005, 08:39 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! Your husband deserves lots of praise and lots of admirers for his garden. A lot of work has gone in to making it look so beautiful.

Daisy and Delilah
04-12-2005, 08:47 AM
Is your husband available to come to Florida to help our garden?
WOW!!!!!! Your yard looks like something out of a magazine. Absolutely stunning!!! Your hubby certainly has a green thumb and the photography on those pics is fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing those pictures with us. We never get tired of looking at pets or plants!!

Terry, Daisy, and Delilah:)

04-12-2005, 08:53 AM
Very pretty garden. I really like that cat-shaped flower in by the daffodils, where can I get one?

04-12-2005, 09:05 AM
Oh Lut, Bernard surely does have a green thumb! You have a lovely back yard with lots of gorgeous flowers and folliage, makes me so jealous as I could never have this with my new heathen dog...he's like a horse and would trample everything in his way:o

Tell Bernard he should be very proud of himself! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us!

Oh and btw...what kind of flower is this? I just love it!

Maya & Inka's mommy
04-12-2005, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by anna_66
Oh and btw...what kind of flower is this? I just love it!

It is a special type of tulip! It looks like it has 3 flowers in one!
Here are some more :

Thanks for all the nice compliments! I will pass them on to Bernard :)

04-12-2005, 09:58 AM
Absolutely beautiful, Lut!!!! :) Your yard is just gorgeous! Tell your husband that I approve of his work!!! He definitely has a green thumb!!! :)

Now we need to see the pond!!!!;)

04-12-2005, 10:05 AM
:D :D :D Oh Lut, please tell your hubby that I think his garden is simply spectacular!!! Also, now that I have seen the "spring" garden - I MUST also see the summer and then fall version of this beautiful work of his:D
Do you think that could be arranged as the seasons change??

I love how he massively clusters like-colored tulips together and mixes in some other spring bulbs. The clusters bordered with grape hyacinth are also gorgeous!! There is a very pretty tulip with a dark lavender color I have never seen before - and speaking of herb lavender - I see that yours is blooming:D Mine is just budding out. Oh and the white bench among the flowers is a wonderful touch also. Do you ever sit there and read or work on a craft?? PLease pass all of this on to him, would you??

Oh and would you let me know what he does with the tulip and daffodil foliage after the flowers have bloomed? Last year I tried rolling them down and securing with rubber bands to make way for the summer flowers - but never sure what is the best treatment. Thanks!!

04-12-2005, 10:13 AM
Wow! Your garden is grand. I wish I had a garden that looked that pretty. Your husband has every right to want to show it off. I'd be bragging if it were mine.

04-12-2005, 11:15 AM
Oh Lut, I wish you husband could have heard me say OOOO and AWWWW over each of your photos.

What a spectacular display. As someone has already said........you can just see the love that has been put into this garden - and now you have Mother Nature's reward.

Bernard should be very very proud............wish my own thumb was that "green"............

04-12-2005, 11:28 AM
Wow, very beautiful! Tell your hubby he gets two (green) thumbs up from Tennessee!

Edwina's Secretary
04-12-2005, 11:52 AM
Deasr Bernard,

We will soon be putting in the garden at the completion of our outdoor project (or the "softscape" as they call a garden in SoCal.....;) )

After seeing Your work how about a trip to California to design our softscape? I want one as lovely as yours....;) :D ;) :D

04-12-2005, 12:13 PM
That is a spectacular garden, Bernard!
Your Spring is well ahead of ours in New England.
Thanks for showing us the results of your green thumb

Laura's Babies
04-12-2005, 12:21 PM
I am BLOWN away!! That is totally awesome!! You have a yard to envy and your hubby has every right to be proud of his work and want it shown off.. Simply BEAUTIFUL!!

Maya & Inka's mommy
04-12-2005, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by sirrahbed
: I MUST also see the summer and then fall version of this beautiful work of his:D

Okay, that's a promise!
Here are few pics of our garden last summer!






My "gardener"

04-12-2005, 02:17 PM
:eek: WOW your husband has put a lot of time and work into that I bet. Stunning and very beautiful! He should be very proud of that I know I would be.;) I would love to go to your house and relax in your backyard.:)

04-12-2005, 06:58 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! WOW!:eek: :eek: I LOVE tulips!!! They are all just gorgeous flowers Lut, lucky you!!!!:D

Felicia's Mom
04-12-2005, 07:07 PM
Those were all beautiful.:)

04-12-2005, 07:13 PM
Your yard is gorgeous! I love bulbs.
I am so glad you posted the beautiful pictures.

04-13-2005, 02:03 AM
You have a beautiful grden Lut. Bernard has a skill I could never hope to achieve.:)

Maya & Inka's mommy
04-13-2005, 04:45 AM
Originally posted by Jadapit
I would love to go to your house and relax in your backyard.:)

Oh please, do come! You (and all PT-ers) are most welcome here! I would love to host some friends from PT in my house. So whenever someone is planning a visit to Europe, PLEASE visit me! I will be your Belgian guide!!

Maya & Inka's mommy
04-13-2005, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by sirrahbed
There is a very pretty tulip with a dark lavender color I have never seen before

On which picture do you see that tulip, Debbie? Maybe Bernard still remembers its name :confused: ?
We have lots of different tulips here, as we live so close to Holland (20 km) , which is THE country of tulips!!

04-13-2005, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by Maya & Inka's mommy
On which picture do you see that tulip, Debbie? Maybe Bernard still remembers its name :confused: ?
We have lots of different tulips here, as we live so close to Holland (20 km) , which is THE country of tulips!!

Back behind the yellow! To the left and center in the photo....Do you see them? I think they are tulips anyway :)

Oh yes, when we lived in Germany - we were able to get LOTS of beautiful dutch bulbs.

04-13-2005, 09:40 AM
Very nice. :) I looooooooooove tulips! :D

Maya & Inka's mommy
04-13-2005, 10:03 AM
This is a close-up of those flowers, Debbie:


These are indeed no tulips. The name is: "Pulsatilla Vulgaris". The flowers are "hanging down" a bit today, but that's because it is raining!

Killearn Kitties
04-13-2005, 10:09 AM
When I had Pulsatilla, they were never anything like as nice as yours. What is Bernard's secret?

(I suspect he will say move somewhere drier!) :D