Thursday, March 5, 2015

Exploring National Park Service's 'Tulip Library'

On this rainy and later snowy March day here in Northern Virginia, I wanted to share some sunshine and signs of spring. These photos were taken at the National Mall near the Cherry Blossom Festival. The National Park Service has a beautiful tulip garden that blooms every spring around the same time. 

First planted in 1969, I'm not sure how many different kinds of tulips there are, but there is a huge variety (about 10,000 bulbs are imported and planted), some of which I'd never have pegged as being a tulip. Simply gorgeous!

Here are some highlights from 2013's blooms:


  1. Enjoyed viewing your pictures today! Great work!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, very appreciated! :)