A Bounty of Tulips, Hyacinth and Daffodils
Do you eagerly await the appearance of your favorite flowering bulbs in spring? Last spring (early May), I had the
Do you eagerly await the appearance of your favorite flowering bulbs in spring?
Last spring (early May), I had the opportunity to visit Veldeer’s Tulip Farm in Holland, Michigan. The gardens were full of blooming tulips, hyacinths and daffodils.
Come and take a field trip with me and see what is blooming:
Brightly-colored tulips and daffodils blooming in front of Veldeer’s store.
As we walk out of the store, fields of flowering tulips, daffodils and hyacinths stretch out before us.
On our way to the fields, we encounter a windmill, which hearkens to the Dutch history of Holland, Michigan.
Rows of daffodils greet us. Over 50,000 are planted in the gardens.
Next, we come upon beautiful, blue hyacinths…
I think blue hyacinth are my favorite, but I also like the pink ones as well.
Once we pass the hyacinth, the many different kinds of tulips greet us.
Over 5 million tulips add their beauty to the gardens. So many different colors…my garden isn’t large enough for all the varieties I would like to plant.
What flowering bulbs are your favorite? If you don’t have any bulbs in your garden; take time this spring to enjoy the beauty of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils growing in your community. Take pictures of your those you like so you can order your favorites bulbs to plant in fall.
Check out Birds & Blooms list of the Top 10 Spring Bulbs to help you pick out some favorites.
‘Tulip Time’ is an annual festival in Holland, MI that is held the beginning of May and it is well worth a visit.