Russ Brookes, left, and Rich Gurney prepare the Fesenden Park tulip beds for the Memorial weekend. Over 5,000 tulips are in bloom in the park according to John Shannon, Portland Public Services’ Horticulturist Supervisor, who added that the season is late so the tulips will be in bloom for the Memorial weekend. He hopes the rain coming will not affect the blooming tulips. (Chibroski/Staff Photographer)