Monday, June 3, 2019

Tulips Within Confederation Park

Confederation Park downtown has tulips in May. Unlike around Commissioners Park, I believe the habit here is to leave the bulbs in the ground after the tulips are done. This shot is from one of the entrances into the park, with spring blossoms in the trees around.

Stepping into the path and taking a closer look, this also gives a view across the street. The Lord Elgin Hotel is across from Confederation Park. The Canada 150 tulip is dominant here in the park. This year this particular type of tulip was late in showing itself. It was developed for the anniversary year in 2017, and features a white and red combination.

Confederation Park has a number of military monuments on the grounds.

This is one of them. The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument uses First Nations symbols, animals, and four people as part of the whole. It is a formidable sight to behold.


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    1. They really are!
      I always leave my tulips in. Such work to remove them...

  2. Very pretty colored tulip. I like the scattered look.

  3. I like that particular tulip.

  4. It must be such a treat for you to see the trees in leaf again and covered in lovely Spring blossom.

  5. The tulips are beautiful but the monument is gorgeous!
    Enjoy your week !

  6. The tulips here are beautiful but not as striking and colourful as previous posts.

  7. ...the Canada 150 tulips are a favorite and the sculpture is a delight.

  8. The aboriginal monument looks very striking. How have I missed this on previous visits?

  9. Those Canada 150 tulips are beautiful. I don't think I have seen them overhere.

  10. That's a very fine tulip, I wonder if the flowers remain that colour over the years or if they gradually revert to other colours; I certainly had some that did that. The monument looks amazing.

  11. Glad to see the 150 tulips are doing so well.

  12. Those 150s look great. I really like the First Nations Vets statue, would love to see more of it. As a sculpting potter, I'm interested in other sculptures!

  13. That is a very pretty striped tulip. And that sculpture must truly be a sight to behold, as you say. Thank you. :-)

  14. The tulips show well in this very busy square.

  15. Hello, the monument is awesome. I love the pretty tulips. Lovely post. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead.

  16. @Maywyn: yes it is.

    @MB: so do I.

    @Fun60: it's a fun one, but it was late this year.

    @Rosemary: spring took its time showing up.

    @Ella: thank you!

    @Iris: that it is.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Nancy: it is a different sort from the solid colours.

    @Tom: I agree.

    @David: you should see it sometime.

    @Jan: I would be surprised if they turned up there.

    @John: I know there's a type of tulip that's similar to this one, but with purple as opposed to red, and it precedes the Canada 150.

    @Anvilcloud: I wonder why you've had issues with the ones in your garden.

    @Barbara: I like photographing it from time to time. I'll do so again at some point soon.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Red: they do.

    @Eileen: thanks!

  17. Love that monument. It’s a great design.

  18. I so appreciate this. I could do tulips in Washington, but they just do not do well in the desert even when you put the bulbs in the freezer. I really appreciate the photos. Tweeted.

  19. Those Canada 150 tulips look like they have done well. I've seen a lot of them that didn't stay true to the original colors!

  20. I love the Aboriginal Veterans Monument, it's beautiful

  21. @Jennifer: if I ever tried to plant any flowers, it would not end well.

    @Marie: I agree.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @RedPat: these ones have, and there have been others around that are looking good, but they were the last of the tulips to bloom this year, for whatever reason.

    @Bill: I do as well.

  22. I just love those red and white tulips!!

  23. Those red and white tulips are especially beautiful.

  24. Like the red and white tulips. Sure are pretty.

  25. Tulipas são fascinantes e estas fotos ficaram deslumbrantes, William
    Um abraço

  26. so so so pretty. what great views. ( ;

  27. The Canada 150 tulips are very pretty! I love all the photos, especially the close-up of a tulip :-)

  28. The Canada 150s seem to be doing well. I really like them.

  29. Gorgeous photos William, beautifully composed. Love the spring trees and the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument 🌷

  30. Gorgeous tulips and wonderful photography ~ beautiful place ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  31. Fabulous tulips but that monument is very striking!

    All the best Jan

  32. @Jenn: so do I.

    @Jeanie: they are.

    @Happyone: indeed.

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @Beth: thanks!

  33. @Tamago: thanks!

    @Kay: I do as well.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Carol: that it is.

    @Jan: definitely.