CAN: P.E.I. monks work to open tulip field despite COVID-19 protocols, plant disease

Every year, Islanders flock to see the thousands of blooming tulips on P.E.I. but this year some of those flowers might look a little different.

Recently, the monks said they noticed something mysterious about the flowers—some of them appeared to have specks.

"If you look at them from two meters, six feet away, you can't notice a difference," said venerable Dan, a monk with the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society.

"Maybe that's their way of reminding us to keep social distance."

Around 70,000 tulips have been planted by the monks in Montague. Over the past several years, the colorful field has become a hot spot for visitors.

"It kind of looks like the flowers have been burned," said venerable Eli, who helped with the planting. 

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