Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Floral Colour

Aside from the planted tulips, daffodils can be found in Commissioners Park, often blooming in the grass this time of year.

The tulip beds are busiest during the weekends through the festival.

This sign was by one of the flower beds. Some of you might remember the Canada 150 tulip from last year, which had a debut showing in last year's festival, but which was released to the Canadian public at large last fall for planting for this anniversary year. Many of those tulips will be on display this year during the festival. As you can see, those bulbs weren't quite ready yet when I took this shot.

Here we have another example of daffodils growing in the grass near the flower beds. I wonder how this happens- squirrels, perhaps? Beyond that are more tulip beds.


  1. You're proving that you have millions of flowers in the city.
    It must be lovely at this time.


  2. It's amazing how many flowers there are. Imagine all the work that goes in behind the scenes.

  3. ...folks sure plant bulbs in your area...nice!

  4. What a great idea to have a Canada 150 flower.


  5. Fabulous! I love tulips - know nothing about them, but there seem to be endless varieties. Daffodils seem to breed randomly, and in some mysterious way, rather like wire coathangers and plastic carrier bags.

  6. @Tomas: it is!

    @Halcyon: it is a lot of work.

    @Tom: we have many.

    @Janis: it is!

    @Mike: there are a lot of varieties.

  7. So many flowers, wonderful !

  8. I think I love daffodils almost as much as tulips! Nice shots, William!

  9. I don't think many people realize the 100's of different varieties of tulips that can be planted. We have some excellent tulip people in CAnada.

  10. @Karl: there is quite a flourish of colours. I took more shots this morning. I'll be here periodically in the next few days.

    @Cloudia: they're a cheerful sight.

    @Lowell: thank you.

    @Marleen: they do.

    @Red: there are so many. My maternal grandfather worked in the industry for years before immigrating to Canada, and many more were developed after he left the Netherlands.

    @Sharon: they certainly are.

  11. Oh la! Incroyable sight William! So many fabulous colours. Tulip are one of my favourite flowers to have in a vase, they start off straight and end up quite sculptural, I almost bought a bunch yesterday but they were 30 dollars, that's ridiculous 😀

  12. So many tulips--the air must be really fragrant there!

  13. Your 3rd to last photo deserves a frame, William! Wow!

  14. Daffodils and tulips, so definitely spring has come to your city! I hope it's warm too. Wonderful captures.

  15. Your spring is really spectacular. Great photos again William.

  16. Gorgeous flowers...always a joy to see.

  17. Hello, the flowers are beautiful! I love the tulips! Enjoy your day!

  18. Love Tulips. Beautiful! Gorgeous.
    Oh I am doing good. My 3 week of knee replacement.
    Just let you know.

    I think pretty soon I will be ready to be a Physiotherapist . I know every bend of knee to a straight knee. Have a great week. I am.

  19. We were watching a short piece on television the other day about the upcoming tulip festival in Holland, Michigan, which is the tulip capital of the United States.

  20. Bring 'em on---I love the Tulips and Daffs too of course

  21. I don't know for sure, but squirrels can be responsible:-)
    The tulips and daffodils are so gorgeous! I'm really enjoying this series!

  22. It probably is squirrels, but they sure are pretty!

  23. @Grace: they're more of a delight to see like this.

    @Norma: it is!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Klara: it has arrived.

    @Denise: thank you.

    @Bill: that it is.

    @Pat: they are!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Carolann: good to hear from you.

    @Catalyst: I have been there once, when I was a child.

    @MB: I love them- it's such a treat to be here and walk among them.

    @Tamago: pesky squirrels!

    @Lois: they are!

  24. I do miss the daffodils that grew in Washington!

  25. Just so beautiful.
    I love this time of year.

    All the best Jan

  26. Even in bud, tulips are such an appealing flower. And love the scatter of daffodils too.

  27. i bet it takes such work to get these gardens looking so lovely ( ;