Here's one last look at the tulip bed I've been focusing on for the last two days.
Across the path is another large one that featured a mix of tulips, with companion flowers.
This particular bed was unveiled in 1967 by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. As Crown Princess during the Second World War, she stayed in Ottawa with her daughters, one of whom, Princess Margriet, was born here. An additional plaque was placed here in 2004 dedicating the bed in memory of Juliana after her death.
The tulips in this bed were certainly a delight this year.
I have always loved Juliana!ReplyDelete
She was so simple and always close to the people.
Brilliant colours, William !ReplyDelete
Sad we´ll miss this soon - thank you for sharing the beauty!ReplyDelete
My flowers... nada.
Hello, the tulips are gorgeous. Love the colors, nice memorial. Wishing you a happy day and weekend!ReplyDelete
Such beauty! I can see next to the tulips the blue Muscari flowers! One of my favorite too!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous pictures! Have a lovely weekend!
...a wonderful story to accompany the beautiful tulips.ReplyDelete
I love that connection to the Netherlands which Canada has.ReplyDelete
So lovely. Thank you again. :-)ReplyDelete
Amazing displays, William!ReplyDelete
How beautiful...so nice to have companion blooms out at the same time, adding different texture and colors. Many thanks to the Netherlands for developing tulips (once the basis of their economy) and sharing them around the world.ReplyDelete
It looks like it was a very good year for tulips.ReplyDelete
The "entente" between Canada and The Netherlands has endured, and continues to do so.ReplyDelete
@Ella: at the time, I attended a memorial service held here for her in the church where she attended during her time in Ottawa.ReplyDelete
@Karl: very much so.
@Iris: I think I'll probably still be posting tulip photos for a month.
@Eileen: thank you!
@Tom: it is.
@Marie: I do too.
@DJan: you're welcome.
@RedPat: they are.
@Barbara: I agree.
@Red: it was, yes.
@David: that's true.
Amazing colours and displays. So beautiful to see!ReplyDelete
Drinking it all IN, William!ReplyDelete
I love your tulip posts William and the history behind them. Great photos!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Tulips and I like your header picReplyDelete
You never disappoint with your flower photos!ReplyDelete
I always enjoy your tulips pictures. I lived in The Netherlands a couple of years when Juliana was queen. She was much loved by the Dutch people.ReplyDelete
There's nothing quite like tulips. And how nice that they remember a worthy ally.ReplyDelete
Been a delightful series indeed!ReplyDelete
It's been a beautiful display of flowers.ReplyDelete
Loving all these flowers - something I haven't seen in person in quite a long time!ReplyDelete
Love the edging of blue 💙ReplyDelete
I love that story, about the tulips!ReplyDelete
Beautiful tulips and lovely story ~ and photos ~ ^_^ReplyDelete
Live in the moment with love,
A ShutterBug Explores
@Cloudia: lots to do so.
@Denise: thank you.
@Sandi: I take lots of them.ReplyDelete
@Mari: thank you.
@Janey: for good reason.
@Kay: I agree.
@Magiceye: I love seeing them.
@Susie: we have no shortage.
@Grace: I do as well.
@Jennifer: me too.