William Kendall: Tulips


by William Kendall @WilliamKendall1

If there can be a positive legacy of war, spring floral colours are a good one.

At the end of the Second World War, the Netherlands were liberated by Canadian forces. During the war, the Dutch Crown Princess Juliana had found refuge in Ottawa with her daughters, one of whom was born here. As thanks, the Dutch royal family sent tulip bulbs to Canada, a tradition they have kept up ever since. In the years that followed, those bulbs, and more being bought by the federal government, were planted in various spots in the city. … read the rest. . .

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