Beside their beauty the actual volume of flowers planted is astounding
i love the swaths of tulips going down to the water and the grace of those old trees framing the edges of the lake
I just escaped the snow that hit Richmond VA. (where I was speaking to a lovely group of ladies) shutting down the airport and forcing me to drive to D.C. and catch a last minute flight to Aspen. Being back east was making me begin to despair that we will ever see spring. So seated at my desk in Aspen, I searched for some pictures that I took last year on my trip to see the bulbs of Holland. I have dreamt for years of going to there when the bulbs are in bloom. I discovered that this is actually a rather long period of time starting in early March and continuing well into May. The range of bulbs is astounding and the experience certainly lived up to the photos I had seen over the years. Based on that experience this last fall I rethought my tulip and narcissus— in fact all of my bulb planting at Weatherstone and when and if those blossoms ever get the courage to pop through the ground I will be posting pictures of them. But with the ground frozen with more bad weather on the way I thought you might enjoy some photos of my trip to Keukenhof and to the fabulous baroque garden at Het Loo.
Keukenhof is the worlds largest garden and each season 32 hectare are planted with 7,000,000 bulbs
Wild about these Fritillaria Imperialis ‘Rubra Maxima’
I have always been fascinated by the varieties of fritillaries so this year I added them to my bulb beds at Weatherstone.
These are the fields of flowers one see along the roads in Holland—amazing!
I love the ribbons of color at Keukenfof
Simon in the tulip fields
Happy Spring! from cr