A Sign Of Spring In Holland

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Ladies and Gentlemen.....

    May I present the first tulips of the season here. We bought them from a roadside stand out in a nearby village today. The cost was 5 Euro's ($5.50 U.S.) for 40 tulpies.
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  3. Catdaddy6676

    Catdaddy6676 Seedling

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    I planted red tulips about 15 years ago and they were on the verge of blooming... Until deer or rabbits (I have both in abundance) ate every. Single. ONE!

    Those are gorgeous btw
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have some tulips popping up here but I think the squirrels have eaten quite a few of them as there's not nearly the number I had last year.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    @Sjoerd they look lovely and they look lovely in assorted colours :like:
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    That's a shame Eileen :(...I don't have any but my neighbour does, so i'll ask hubby to see if any of hers are popping up as it's to cold for me yet out doors.
     
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    Beautiful SJ. Perfect vase for them too. Who has the deft hand at arranging?
     
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    CATDA--Thanks so much. Mate, I am so sorry to hear that your bulbs were eaten by squirrels. That's awful.

    How dreadful EILEEN.

    Thanks GAIL-- Glad you liked that vase-full of tulips. We buy them from the same stand every year.

    Thank you CAYU--Glad you like that vase, it was bought specifically for tulips and other flowers that require this sort of presentation, so it doesn't get used all that often. We have other vases for other types of flowers. You probably know that Dutch folks always have flowers in their homes. We buy new ones just as soon as the preceding ones die. We can do this because they are very inexpensive and some sort is always in season here.
    As for the arrangement....welllllllll......only one person could be responsible for that--my Bride. In fact she has an eye for arranging and vase selection. I know when I'm out-classed. In fact she was the one that took the piccy above to show off the lovely blooms.
    I shall pass the compliments along to the deserving Bride.
     
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    Absolutely beautiful arrangement !
     
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    Kildale Nature's Window

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    A great display in a beautiful setting.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Thanks loads, Mart--I shall call the Bride to read your compliment.

    Thank you too, Kildale. I will get her to come and read.

    I think that we are both a bit surprised by the warm responses to the "First Tulip" foto.
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Tulips! What a nice way to get spring fever!! We’ve had cold and lots of snow here in central US. I’m ready for some blooms. That is a good price too, I think 40 stems would be a bit more pricey here.
     
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    A magnificent arrangement!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Thanks KAY--It is sort of a normal price here...what would 40 stems cost there, do you think?

    Thank you PETRO...I shall tell her.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    That bouquet of yours is giving me spring fever Sjoerd!
    Still heaps of snow here and cold temperatures so it will be a while yet.
     
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    I am sorry to hear that, Netty....but it WILL come.
    When does Spring normally fall in Ontario?
     

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