Today I start off a series on the Tulip Festival, which kicked off before the weekend and will go through to next Monday. I like to do a post with the flowers in progress, and so on the first of the month, I passed through Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake to photograph some of the beds.
Beyond the park in this shot is a house built in the last year or two. Frankly it's an eyesore that clashes with nearby homes and tarnishes the neighbourhood. The architect who designed this should be run out of town on a rail. The developer who decided this gargantuan infill should belong here should be driven out of business. And the owners should be smacked upside the head twenty thousand times. I'm just saying.
Companion plants like narcissus are often planted in with the tulips.
On a slope beyond one of the beds, these scilla were seen growing.
Three beds at the south end of the park are often the ones that show the first tulips. A few of them are seen showing here.