Although Ottawa is celebrating all things fall, it’s time to think ahead to the spring and to plant your tulip bulbs in an effort to Paint the Town Tulip! In honour of the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing-Ottawa Sister Cities agreement, the Canadian Tulip festival encourages you to buy and plant the special China-Canada Friendship Tulip so it will bloom during the 2019 Canadian Tulip Festival.
The “China-Canada Friendship Tulip” bulbs are available for sale, via the Canadian Tulip Festival while quantities last. Bags of 10 bulbs, with a Canadian Tulip Festival capper, are also available for $10 per bag plus shipping. Packages of 100, 250 or 500 and more are available for $.50 cents per piece. Money raised via the sale of this tulip bulb goes towards funding the Festival’s School Program.
Purchase 250 bulbs, and plant a garden in your community or on your property, and if you choose, you can be officially recognized as a host of a ‘Friendship Tulip Garden.’