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Tulip Time

by habituallychic

04 . 09 . 12
One of the most exciting moments of Spring in New York is when the Park Avenue tulips begin to bloom. More than 60,000 bulbs are planted each November and Upper East Siders anxiously await to see what color will pop up each April.  This year they are yellow and seem to match the taxi cabs that zoom up and down the street.  The unseasonably warm temperatures had them in full peak last week just in time for Easter and Passover.  The tulips also have some colorful company in the form of ten sculptures by Venezuelan artist Rafael Barrios that have been installed on the Park Avenue mall between 51st and 68th Streets. Enjoy!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Pablo April 9, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the pics! =D They look beautiful…!
    The most beautiful tulips I’ve ever seen were in Amsterdam, Holland! I even got some bulbs when I was there, they’re the best ones in the world!


  2. Style Therapy April 9, 2012 | 4:18 pm

    Yet another post that makes me miss NYC!!! Thanks for the photos- they put a smile on my face!

  3. Karena April 9, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    Gorgeous Heather I adore tulips!

    Art by Karena

  4. Ivy Lane April 9, 2012 | 6:30 pm

    Lovely! It’s so bright and sunny!

    Enjoy your day!

  5. John Todd April 9, 2012 | 7:20 pm

    tulips are my absolute favorite!

  6. Laura Casey Interiors April 9, 2012 | 8:44 pm

    You have captured spring in a nutshell!

  7. therelishedroost April 9, 2012 | 10:25 pm

    Love tulips, but the deer eat them like salad out here in the country!!Cant wait to head into NYC this week and see the blooms..lovely post!

  8. Stylemindchic~heather April 10, 2012 | 3:08 pm

    My husband and I were in NYC just last week from California. The flowers are gorgeous this time of year and they are everywhere. You captured them beautifully in your photographs. Thanks for sharing!


  9. Paris Rendez-vous April 10, 2012 | 3:36 pm

    Nice one…am off to see the tulips in Amsterdam and Aalsmeer next week. Just love this flower…so elegant.

  10. With love... April 13, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    Oh I so adore tulips