Friday, May 26, 2017

Miranda And Tacoma

I'm picking up where I left off yesterday with these tulips by the low stone wall from another point of view. The path carries on to more tulip beds in the park.

Here we are at the south side of a long tulip bed with a mix of tulips. In the foreground are two companion flowering plants- Muscari Blue Magic and Hyacinth Rembrandt.

These lovely Miranda tulips are in this area. They are neighboured with bulbs called Ivory Floradale and  Mount Tacoma. 

Beyond, the tulips are mixed together.


  1. I especially love the whites, purples and yellows.

  2. Never seen blue tulips.
    These all are so wonderful.

  3. In this series I especially like the yellow tulips...

  4. Your photos remind me of our visit to the Dutch spring garden Keukenhof, last month. All the flowerbeds are so impressive.

  5. Always amazing to see the tulips in Ottawa!

  6. ...I need to visit Ottawa in the spring, thanks William.

  7. Wow! Every colour of the tulips is beautiful!

  8. around here we have Hyacinth that grow wild ... gorgeous colors. ( ;

  9. Stunningly gorgeous planted like this here and yesterday William, I loved the purple tulips from yesterday and the blue, or are they purple? here today. Beautifully shown here.

  10. I love BLUE, and liked the white tulip in the photo too.

  11. I can't believe that you're still finding tulips to photograph.

  12. @Linda: they are lovely.

    @Orvokki: thanks!

    @Karl: me too.

    @Marleen: it was a pleasure photographing this year.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Halcyon: it really is.

    @Tom: you're welcome.

    @Nancy: and there are so many kinds.

    @Beth: the muscari and hyacinth compliment the tulips beautifully.

    @Deb: they are indeed.

    @Whisk: so do I.

    @Grace: purple. The muscari and hyacinth are quite different from tulips, but are often used in tandem with tulips.

    @Lauren: indeed!

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Red: I finished photographing on Monday, when the festival ended, but I'll have tulip shots for some time to come. There are still a good many tulips in fine shape, including the Canada 150 blooms.

  13. More gorgeous flowers. I wonder how many tulips you've shown us!

  14. I love the hyacinth. That's a nice addition.

  15. The blue tulips are pretty. I never seen one that oolour before.

  16. The cool weather must be good for the tulips!

  17. Blue tulips look so cool. Very pretty captures. Have a nice weekend.

  18. @Lowell: I've shown a lot, and a lot more to come!

    @Sharon: it is. They often line the edges of a tulip bed with hyacinth or muscari, which provide such a good contrast with the tulips themselves.

    @Jenny: I think so!

    @Bill: thank you!

    @RedPat: yes, generally. We've had mostly mild conditions in May. The real heat can do a number on them.

    @Klara: thanks!

  19. I think the yellow ones are my favorites for today!

  20. The Mascari Blue Magic and the Hyacinth Rembrandt photo is breathtaking!

  21. Beautiful tulips and photos William!
    I'm from Kentucky originally and tulips are big thing there as well. People just can't wait for them to pop up.
    I live on the west coast now, and rarely ever see them out here.

  22. These are glorious. Did you catch a whiff of the hyacinth and mascari? That can be quite heady.

  23. The yellows will always be my favorites!

  24. They are simply gorgeous, I would love to be able to visit personally ...
    Your photo's are just lovely to see.

    All the best Jan

  25. @Lois: thanks!

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Jennifer: it does.

    @Pat: here the climate is right.

    @Kay: admittedly my sense of smell is rather underdeveloped.

    @Norma: you love the yellows.

    @Jan: thank you.