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Tulips in bloom in the Netherlands
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Post# 929527   3/29/2017 at 08:28 (450 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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This year is a great tulip year, they make some great pictures.

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Post# 929529 , Reply# 1   3/29/2017 at 08:47 (450 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Oh! So Pretty!

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Thank you, Louis!

Post# 929536 , Reply# 2   3/29/2017 at 09:15 (450 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Oh Wow!

Thank you so much. Such beautiful colors.

Post# 929574 , Reply# 3   3/29/2017 at 14:41 (450 days old) by bendix5 (Central Point, Oregon)        

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Absolutely beautiful. I would like to see the farms one day in person. We have some farms here in Woodburn, Oregon we have seen in bloom. Thanks for sharing.

Post# 929586 , Reply# 4   3/29/2017 at 16:52 (450 days old) by cycla-fabric (New Jersey)        

Simply Beautiful, Love Springtime


Post# 929591 , Reply# 5   3/29/2017 at 17:32 (450 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Stunning!  Thank you for posting.

Post# 929606 , Reply# 6   3/29/2017 at 18:43 (450 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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So beautiful! Geography was always my favorite subject in grade school. I remember so well studying about Holland. The first thing I saw were those wonderful tulip fields in our books!

Post# 929612 , Reply# 7   3/29/2017 at 19:44 (450 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Those tulips are beautiful. My day lilies are just starting to poke up thru the snow already and hope the snow coming wont stop them. Hoping for just an April Fools joke but it looks more like its going to happen again! None of my bulbs have even thought of even coming out yet. Come on winter, go away and stay there.

Post# 929663 , Reply# 8   3/30/2017 at 08:19 (449 days old) by gizmo (Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Au)        


I have never been to Europe yet but I hope to visit in the next 4 or 5 years. NL is at the top of my list, I have been fascinated with the place since a school project in grade 2.

thanks Louis.

Post# 929687 , Reply# 9   3/30/2017 at 10:59 (449 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I remember seeing a film on tulip bulb cultivation. Tulip cultivating machines come along and cut off the blooms in order to produce a quality bulb. It was sad to see all these beautiful flowers chopped off but I'm sure since the Dutch are so very intelligent they put the cuttings to good use.

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Post# 929944 , Reply# 10   3/31/2017 at 15:02 (448 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Interesting picture.

I saw a few tulips blooming yesterday when I went walking in Spring Grove Cemetary; some in white, and some a red-purple.

I have tulips in my garden, but they haven't been blooming very well the last couple years; neither have the hyacinths. I think I need to dig them up and replant, and add some new ones. I ordered yellow tulips for the church at Easter, so will have those if I remember to pick them up.

My mom took a trip to Holland, MI at tulip time, but I've never been. Doesn't look like I'll get to go this year; maybe in a year or two.

Post# 930026 , Reply# 11   4/1/2017 at 01:55 (447 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Very beautiful-almost looks like paint color samples!

Post# 930028 , Reply# 12   4/1/2017 at 02:11 (447 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Thanks everyone!

The blooms of the tulips are cut off after they have been sampled and tested on color, diseases etc. When a particular segment has been approved by the bulbs inspection, the heads are cutt off so the bulb doesn't waste energy anymore on the bloom, but can use all it's energy on it's own growth. By then the blooms had their best time and can't be sold anymore. The income comes from selling the bulbs for the next season.

Here's my favourite tulip, it's the Queen of Night.

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