Nederlands 2014 (tulips!)


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So, I know I had promised to post the pictures I took of the different tulip varieties I saw while in the Netherlands, but to be honest I was feeling kinda lazy, lol. I finally uploaded somewhere some days ago so I could share them with you. Please excuse the low quality :( I took them using a mobile phone camera!

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They are screaming spring, @Trellum and they are just so beautiful. I had a few frizzy ones in my garden last year until the squirrels decided to eat them!
 
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Oh gosh. I love tulips! Those are amazing. Reminds me of when I used to go to the Skagit tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA every spring.

Fun fact about Netherlands and tulips: Tulips were the first speculated commodity to cause the world's first economic bubble.
 
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Oh gosh. I love tulips! Those are amazing. Reminds me of when I used to go to the Skagit tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA every spring.

Fun fact about Netherlands and tulips: Tulips were the first speculated commodity to cause the world's first economic bubble.
Tulipmania. Have the book
 
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@DeborahJane I'm glad you liked them :) Yeah, if you have a local one go! It's lots of fun if you got a good camera. I've a lot different festivals to go to next year (this one was during the winter), so you guys can wait to see even more tulip pictures taken by me ;)
 
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Beautiful Tulips, I wish I had better luck growing them. Thanks for sharing them.

You are welcome! And what's the problem you have when growing them?


Oh gosh. I love tulips! Those are amazing. Reminds me of when I used to go to the Skagit tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA every spring.

Fun fact about Netherlands and tulips: Tulips were the first speculated commodity to cause the world's first economic bubble.

Thanks for sharing that interesting fact with all us :) I had no idea! I can imagine how tulips could have caused such a shock and be considered a commodity ;)
 
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They are screaming spring, @Trellum and they are just so beautiful. I had a few frizzy ones in my garden last year until the squirrels decided to eat them!

Oh no :( I'm sorry yours got eaten! I hope you are more lucky next time :) You know? It's kinda funny, but I was telling my fiance back then that some of those tulips looked so good I could eat them :p Hehehe, I've always wondered if they are edible flowers or not.
 
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Thanks for sharing that interesting fact with all us :) I had no idea! I can imagine how tulips could have caused such a shock and be considered a commodity ;)

When you have the chance you should do a quick read up on it. The history of how it happened and the aftermath is really fascinating.
 
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Wow, this looks like heaven!!!:love: All those tulip varieties are beautiful, I couldn't pick one favorite. Which one did you like the most, Trellum? Thank you for sharing so many lovely pictures:)
 
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Hi! Long time no see! And thank you :) I only wished I had a better camera back then, some people took some really profesional ones, can you believe one person even used a tripod? :LOL: My favorite ones had to be the pink frilled ones, as well as the lilac ones. I also liked the ones with red on the bottom and whitish pinking on top :) So hard to choose!
 
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When you have the chance you should do a quick read up on it. The history of how it happened and the aftermath is really fascinating.

Did you read that in a book? I'm always interested to learn news things, specially when it comes to history :) If you recommend me the book I will look into it.
 
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I can almost smell them! Gorgeous.
My Uncle Ype is from the Netherlands. He and my aunt go back usually once every two years or so to visit family and the tulips just beg to be photographed. I can't get enough of them. Maybe I'll get lucky and they can bring me ho some bulbs. Are you allowed to transport them out of the country? Or maybe they could ship me some. I'm betting they could get good deals on them given the vast amount there. Do you know if they are cheaper?
 
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Hi there! I have seen some really cheap bulbs being sold even at the Action :O I'm sure you have heard about it (that store), there are so many of them all over the Netherlands! I saw several bulbs (already in a box ready for gifting) for a couple euros! 2 euros or so I think? That place is so cheap. Sadly, no, they don't allow that :( The TSA is so strict. But they can definitely be shipped :) Sometimes when the season is over there are sales! A looooooooooooooooot bulbs for very little, mostly leftovers, but you can still find a lot variety since some companies have an amazing quantity of bulbs.
 
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Hi! Long time no see! And thank you :) I only wished I had a better camera back then, some people took some really profesional ones, can you believe one person even used a tripod? :LOL: My favorite ones had to be the pink frilled ones, as well as the lilac ones. I also liked the ones with red on the bottom and whitish pinking on top :) So hard to choose!
I know, it's an impossible choice, they all are very beautiful:) I think I wouldn't be sad if for some reason I could only grow tulips. You can never get bored with them, there are so many lovely tulip varieties:love:
 
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@claudine Yes, had you ever seen the frilled ones before? To be honest I had no idea they even existed until I saw them there :O I thought they looked so beautiful even more in person! I'd love to grow some of those :) It was a small tulip expo because it was winter, but I can't wait to visit one during the spring :love: Can you imagine? I hope by then I have a good camera!
 

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