Along the New Westminster Quay, the gardeners are always at work. They take pride in creating new arrangements, experimenting with new arrangements of plants both familiar and exotic. Every time we visit, we discover new delights. This last Saturday was no exception.
Here's a sampler:
Showy. Double tulips. These yellows were so bright that the camera could only capture them in the shade.
Shy and retiring. Wood violets. I love these tiny beauties.
Fritillary. Or Snake's Head. Or Checkered Lily, if you prefer. Look at this full size; the pattern looks artificial. It isn't.
Little stars under the shade of the shrubbery. I don't know what they are.
The only name I can find for this is "Hairy Purple Rock Flower". I'm sure that's not the official name, but I'll go with that for now. They really are hairy!
Another tulip, triple. Pink, white and ... green?
Fawn lily. Another of my favourites. So graceful!
Almost hidden among its leaves, a dwarf iris boasts a deep purple-black, velvety lip on the palest of pale green petals.
And for the just plain odd, the multi-coloured brassicas that have been with us all winter, ...
... are flowering. In bright yellow.