Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Sea of colour

Luckily for us, our high school reunion coincided with the annual Tulip Festival in Ottawa. If you have no plans to be in the nation's capital, you can still order some fabulous bulbs through the tulip festival link. After seeing all of this mass planting, I'm inspired to do bulbs again.  It's just so exciting to see all of this lush colour in spring.  We were happy to be able to drive a route from downtown, around Dow's Lake and through the Experimental Farm to our destination.  A little rain, but great light for taking photos.   I have already put in an order for my favourite varieties. 

Downtown Ottawa

Dow's Lake

The Experimental Farm

Mass plantings are spectacular!


  1. What a delight to see all those beautiful spring flowers in our nation's capital on the weekend. How nice to see so many people walking, jogging, cycling and driving along the driveway and around the Experimental Farm enjoying all the colour. You did an amazing job of capturing the feeling with your beautiful photos. Well done ma soeur.

  2. Oh, I do agree...mass plantings look wonderful...in the right place
    I love the shots with the water dripping off the purple tulip..
    Good job, Leslie...

  3. Splendid plantings...what colors! Lilacs...tulips....spring has certainly sprung in beautiful way.

  4. What would life be like without Spring!Tante D

  5. These pictures bring back so many colourful memories of the tulip festival. It's truly spectacular!!!