I mentioned before that I wanted to do an entire post on the tulip garden because it was one of the few areas done right (as far as lighting and labeling goes).
|Way More Than Two-'Lips.|
Something else I overheard made a lot of sense: this tulip garden is set up right. Tulips look great singly or in clusters like this. When you see tulips in a single row... they end up looking like an eight-year-old's drawing. The other great thing about this set up was that each cluster of flowers was labeled. I now have a nifty little file of pictures with the signs so that when I go back to the Chicago Botanic Gardens in a few weeks, or downtown, and all the tulips aren't labeled, I can just compare them to the shots from this show and figure out which species I'm looking at.
And I really do love the way these flowers photograph. And a photograph lasts eons longer than the short-lived flowers.
|Synaeda Amor Tulip from the Top|
|Gavotas Going Fast|
|Sensational Rem's Sensation|
|The Heart of the Ad Rems|
These actually are yellow and pinkish-red. They remind me of a watercolor. These are Ad Rem Beauties. According to the 'net, Ad Rem means "to the matter (subject, topic)." Not quite sure what that has to do with flowers, but there it is.
|Key Parts of Kees Nelis|
|About to Flower|
Okay, there will be one more post of the other more random flowers I shot at that show.