Winter 2015 - The snow started falling in February and kept falling until the end of March. We had a layer or ice between every snowfall. The snow banks stayed around until the end of April so the tulips were about 3 weeks late and came up a little bedraggled looking. We lost quite a few so we'll have to replant next fall. None-the-less on June 7, just as the tulips were leaving us, we had an excellent Tulip Mania street party to celebrate the season! Excellent live music from The Tulip Maniacs and The Groove Men who are playing July 4 at Whiskey's Lounge on Portland Street.
The first load of tulips from beds managed by Edmonds Landscaping. Many places treat tulips like annuals and discard the bulbs when the flowers start to fade. Happily Edmonds gave us a call. Sam has delivered at least 10 large garbage bags to 19 Tulip Street where they've been laid out to dry. We are hoping the bulbs can re-absorb some of the nutrients from the leaves before they fall off.
The tulips in front of 1 Tulip Street and 17 Tulip Street are all from reclaimed bulbs.
June 1, 2014 - Our second annual Tulip Street party. We closed the street, brought out the wheels (roller skis, roller blades, skateboards, bikes, scooters, wagons and anything else that rolls), the face painting supplies, the barbeque, the food and the tunes. Thank-you Mike, James and Dave for giving us a terrific set of tunes and to the kids for singing along. Sue has some more Tulipmania photos to share. I can hardly wait to see them. The tulips are fading but the spirit continues…
2014 Bluenose Marathon as seen from Tulip and Maple.
Tulips look good this week! The recycled bulbs are doing very well in some spots like the area in front of 1 Tulip Street.
The colours really pop in the rain.
Sweetheart tulips in the first tulip bed at #41. These tulips have returned for a second season after blooming for the first time in 2012. They're from the same classification (Fosteriana) as all of the early season tulips that are currently blooming on the street (Emperors). There are never any guarantees in gardening, but these Sweethearts strongly suggest that Tulip Street will have tulips for several seasons before any new bulbs need to be planted.
Orange Emperor or a mystery variety from the Tulip Surprise packs!