Another bulb growing experience, these also didn't live for more than a couple of years. This image was taken the first year they bloomed and that was the best year, after this they came up I think one more year but they were mostly just leaves and not many flowers. This is a tulip also, and I loved this variety because of the vibrant colors. I vaguely remember the image when I selected the variety and the petals were all uniform to some degree like a typical cupped tulip, but when they opened I got this vibrant crazy thing. All those curls just begged to be photographed up close and personal.
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Melissa Niederkorn is a photographer based in Forest Lake, Minnesota.