This was a very good year for the tulips in Ottawa and Gatineau, particularly here at Commissioner's Park. In regards to questions from yesterday as to how many bulbs get planted a year, the numbers are well over a million in any given year, and often more.
The red-purple tulips dominating this particular bed of tulips below are named after the artist Vincent Van Gogh. A very fitting choice, as this year is the 125th anniversary of his death.
Lovely, my favourite is the first photo! :)ReplyDelete
The first photo is also my favourite, but all are beautiful !ReplyDelete
I am really enjoying all these varieties. The only thing better would be to see them in person.ReplyDelete
Wow it is really a riot ... of colour.ReplyDelete
I'm overwhelmed by the amount of work these tulip beds would require.ReplyDelete
my mouth hung open scrolling through this beauty!ReplyDelete
Are they dug up and replanted every year then? If so you should ask for a behind the scene's look at where they are stored and how?ReplyDelete
Oh wow, over a million! It must be a lot of work to plant that many, but the outcome is splendid! I especially love the 1st pic today. So beautiful!ReplyDelete
you have gone tulip overboard, or should i say tulips abound? i was trying to think of a overboard word? my mind fails me. way pretty to me. i enjoy them. ( :ReplyDelete
so rainy here in VA ... it nice to see some happy cheerful views.
Too fabulous! I love it when there's a rogue tulip, one that dares to be different from the rest, like the red tulip in the fourth shot ,:)ReplyDelete
What is the tulip capital of the world? Holland? Ottawa has to be in the running.ReplyDelete
One million tulips! That's awesome. With all the colors , a lot of tulip varieties have been developed. What a lot of work. I know one Canadian who has his variety growing in Holland.ReplyDelete
a million, wow!! beautiful!ReplyDelete
@Linda: thank you. That bed was particularly lovely this year, and rather late blooming.
@Halcyon: I'm lucky to live here and get to see them each year.
@Peter: it certainly is.
@Revrunner: they've got quite a workforce out there doing this.
@Gill: I have no idea where they're stored, but yes, the bulbs are replanted each year. At present they're putting in the summer flowers.ReplyDelete
@Tamago: thank you!
@Beth: tulip overboard is a good way to put it!
@Grace: that one does stand out, though there are a few more of that colour in the background.
@Birdman: there's a place called Keukenhof, if I've got the spelling right, in the Netherlands, which is pretty much the premier spot in the world to see tulips in spring.
@Red: I saw a number not too long ago for how many different types there are. I recall it's a four digit number.
We could use even a fraction of these bulbs...ReplyDelete
I love the purple and yellow and those dark, deep reds are wonderful.ReplyDelete
That third photo is stunning!!ReplyDelete
really lovely variety of shades!ReplyDelete
You are presenting a wondeful sea of flowers again today.ReplyDelete
Over a million? That's mind-blowing. Love all the differentiations in color!ReplyDelete
@VP: and we have no shortage of them!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: I think so too.
@Jackie: thank you!
@Tex: I agree.
@Jan: I'm wondering if anyone's getting tired of tulips!
@Lowell: there was such a rich number of colours this year.
A million or more! Wow!ReplyDelete
I wonder what Van Gogh would have thought of tulips named after him!ReplyDelete
Wonderful tribute to Van Gough William, but I really like the colours with the first picture...ReplyDelete
Vincent loved colour and what a fitting tribute to an incredible artist who was never fully appreciated in his life-time.ReplyDelete
How many times can I type beautiful?ReplyDelete
I saw them pulling out tulip bulbs in a park here today - time for the annuals to go in.ReplyDelete
@Cheryl: it's a big production.ReplyDelete
@Ciel: I think he would have approved.
@Geoff: thank you!
@Dianne: he wasn't, but he was great.
@Mari: there seems no shortage of that comment about tulips!
@RedPat: the same is underway here too.
Ottawa seems to exploding in flowers lately. This is so much better than the white and gray winter, isn't it?ReplyDelete
So many beautiful colors!ReplyDelete
Hard to believe all of those tulips will be replaced by annuals. What a job!ReplyDelete
I love all of them...but the first one is my favourite!ReplyDelete
First shot is one of your BEST, William!ReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu,
Wow! I want a field or two.ReplyDelete
Amazing! I can certainly believe there are a million or more. It must be quite a treat to see them each year.ReplyDelete
@Kate: it's a wonderful event.ReplyDelete
@Helen: no shortage of colour.
@EG: it is a big job.
@Norma: thank you.
@Shelly: I love seeing them.
@Kay: it is, yes.