Monday, October 26, 2009

The Pink Tulip Project


My friend Patti coordinated the planting of this garden, so her husband Jack, cousin Pam and I met in Freeport early Sunday morning to plant 500 bulbs. We developed a "system" where Jack used a stick to create the holes and we followed by dropping in a bulb and covering with the soil. We had the 500 bulbs planted in a little under an hour. You got to love a "system".

You too can have a beautiful Pink Tulip garden in your town. Go to Pink Tulip Project for more information.

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Your pink tulips are very pretty. I love the freeform look from the watercolors.

Shirley said...

Your tulips are fantastic - love the loose, quality of the painting.

Phyllis said...

Wonderful pages, and wonderful idea. Sending Pink Tulip Project link along to friends where Tulips grow. thanks!

freebird said...

Great idea. I live in the desert so it wouldn't work but it would be wonderful to go somewhere and see one of these and now I would know what it's about. Enjoyed your painting.

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful souls! What a great project! :)

Ramona Davidson said...

Beautiful picture. The colors grab your attention.

Cat said...

What a fabulous project! The tulip painting is absolutely gorgeous!

Robin said...

Loved seeing your images of the planting, and the tulips. Am sending around to other Maine Cancer Fnd volunteers who have been part of the project. More than 80 communities have set up gardens--10 out of Maine--we plant hope! indeed

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

GREAT system, and what a wonderful thing to do. Adding beauty and awareness to the world is always worthwhile! Love your sketches...

trish roque said...

I recently swam a mile to benefit a local organization that supports women living with cancer. I know too many souls who either died from or are fighting cancer. What a wonderful project! A great way to help out, be outside, and draw! I especially love the planting drawing, with the colored background and black & white foreground. As usual, I love your drawings!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful project in deed, awareness and overall beauty and hope!! Bravo on the sketch and the projct!

Possum Patty said...

Possums love pink tulips. Thank you for sharing and thank you for adding a little beauty to the world (for a good cause, too).

sue said...

Oh, tulips are always my absolute favorite flowers, and i love your fresh, loose rendition of them here, Jennifer. Love the sketch of your planting, too--I am planning to put in a ton of bulbs come Thanksgiving if the weather cooperates for me. I love spring when they pop up--they're so gorgeous.