PlantTherapy: Saturday Morning Flowers

I am sending a shout-out to all of you who bring home flowers to brighten up your home. Do YOU have some Sat. morning flowers to share? Let me know! You can drop me a line and some pics at matt@apartmenttherapy.com

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~This week is a variety of tulip named 'Leo' - watch these lime green buds roar open after the jump~

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This is a great month for tulips, and I am enjoying them all while I can. This week's flowers were a total shocker. They were a lucky find in the plant district, something hard to get even when they are available. Are they named for their ferocity and jagged edges? For their mane-like appearance? No idea. But they are a Dutch import, and on that day the bundles were disappearing quickly.

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When the buds were closed, the red peeking out along the green edges created these beautiful brushstroke outlines. And somewhere in the third day, the green outsides had turned to a cool yellow, which in turn changed to a beautiful pastel orange as the inside red shone through.

These have elegant, long stems and relatively compact buds, but once opened they are one of the most attention-grabbing, high impact flowers I have ever seen.

matt at apartment therapy dot com