US (NY): Canceled tulip festival donates hundreds of flowers to senior living community

After a few long months spent sheltering in place, the residents of a New York senior living community got a sweet surprise. Earlier this year, the nearby Mohonk Mountain House had planted 20,000 tulips in 70 different varieties in anticipation for the venue’s second annual tulip festival. When the festival was canceled due to the coronavirus restrictions, the team at Mohonk Mountain House wanted people to be able to enjoy the flowers, so they donated hundreds of fresh blooms to Woodland Pond, a senior living center in New Paltz, New York.

Dozens of residents were able to put together their own tulip arrangements to brighten up their rooms, and some even delivered vases of the fresh blooms to friends and other residents.

Read more at Better Homes & Gardens (Emily VanSchmus)


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