Friday, May 24, 2013

To think that I saw it on Tulip Street.


I finally got around to visiting Tulip Street in Dartmouth, today.



Last fall some forward-thinking residents thought it would be rather fun to plant the medians (verges) on Tulip Street with ... wait for it ... tulips.



The residents organized a non-profit association, recruited the participation of at least 70% of their neighbours, and successfully applied to the City to receive funds from the wonderfully-named, "Awesome Foundation".




What a wonderful idea !

Can't wait to see if the denizens of Dahlia and Rose Streets decide to follow suit.

Thistle Street might me a more prickly problem.

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! It would be wonderful if Dahlia and Rose do the same, although I imagine those plants needing much more care come the cold winters! Did you know that the book title you reference in your blog post title was actually written about the city that I live next door to? Dr. Suess is from Springfield, MA and "To Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street" came from Springfield.

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  2. I wonder if there are Mulberry Trees on Mulberry Street.

    I'm sort of jealous. I wish my street had the sort of name that would lend itself to doing something like that.

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  3. How nice of the people to think of planting flowers. So much nicer than barren ground. The tulips are eye-catching for sure. Nice post, Sybil. But, it is sort of strange not to see photos of the dogs. The tulips will do in a pinch, I suppose. :-)

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    1. I was on my way home from my "Lunch Bunch" choir in Halifax, so I was dog-less. ;-)

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  4. Oh what a lovely idea! The white tulip with petals outlined in lavender and a dash of blue on the inside is especially pretty...

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    1. That was my favourite tulip too Barbara.

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  5. What a great idea. I agree with Barbara that the white tulip outlined in purple is most unusual and really lovely.

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    1. Turns out the purple tulip was on the verge of the person who had initiated the whole project.

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  6. Just gorgeous shots Sybs. Remember Mandy, Poppy and I stayed on Tulip Street last year. It's really a lovely street xxx

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    1. They're trying to lure you back Lynne.

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