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The Netherlands - tulips

A tulip bulb seems so ordinary, but if you look a little bit further you can see what's special about it. That special aspect is inside. A bulb has everything it needs to get a flower to bloom at the right time. If you cut the bulb in half, you will see the flower already. Around it are the skirts in which the food needed for the flower to grow is stored. Another special feature of flower bulbs is the fact that they are the first to bring colour to gardens and parks after a winter. When the flower bulbs bloom, spring has begun.

Small tulip bulbs are planted in the autumn. In the ground, the little bulbs make roots and then go into rest until after the winter. The tulip bulbs need this cold period in order to be able to flower in spring. When winter is over, a stem comes out of the bulb with leaves and the tulip starts to bloom.

It is often a big shock when the bulb grower enters the bulb fields with a machine to chop off the flowers (PiP4). A tulip grower doesn’t take care about the flowers. For him it is all about the bulbs. By chopping the flower in time, all the energy goes to the bulb. The bigger the flower bulb, the more money the farmer can make. A large bulb produces a solid flower in the garden and also produces small (new) bulbs, which serve as planting material for the next season. In June and July, the tulip bulbs are grubbed up, cleaned and sorted according to size. The large bulbs are then sold for floriculture or for gardens or parks.
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120 comments

Aliaksandr Gubarevic… said:

WOW !!!!! Super shot !!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago

Edward Bowthorpe said:

Beautiful Jaap,eddie,
2 months ago ( translate )

Chriss said:

C'est super Jaap...ton explication et cette belle photo**********************
2 months ago ( translate )

Doris Weißschnur said:

Eine wundervolle Blütenpracht, sehr schön fotografiert!
2 months ago ( translate )

Claudia G said:

Superbe perspective et contraste de couleurs !
2 months ago ( translate )

Max Wenger said:

Un océan de tulipes. Quelles belles couleurs.
2 months ago ( translate )

Manfred Kaddik said:

Sehr schön erklärt. Diese Ansicht habe wir beim Keukenhof auf den Feldern auch gesehen.
Bilder davon werde ich noch bringen.

Wie hatten uns ( 3 Ehepaare) Tulpenzwiebeln gekauft und gleich im Topf gepflanzt, wie der Verkäufer gesagt hatte.. IRRTUM . Nicht einmal eine Tulpe kam zu blühen. , wobei nur 5 aufgegangen waren
2 months ago ( translate )

Ewald said:

Wunderbare Aufnahme,tolle Farben und ausgezeichnete PiP,s!!!
2 months ago ( translate )

Ewald said:

Schönen Tag!!!
2 months ago ( translate )

Stormlizard said:

Lovely sight Jaap with intersting information.
2 months ago

Beatrice Degan(MARS) said:

marvellous,
2 months ago ( translate )

Guy Bacca said:

Des couleurs plein les yeux..... De belles images + information : Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

joyful image
like this!!!!!!!!!
have a great day:)
2 months ago

Nouchetdu38 said:

Great red-yellow shot!***************
2 months ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Great notes and PiP's Jaap. I love the contrast between the red and yellow in the main shot. Very beautiful.
2 months ago