It's spring and that means it's Tulip Time: my favorite season of the year...perhaps because my birthday falls in the spring! The weather has been rainy for weeks and rain is forecast for this up-coming week, too. So...
The Roozen family has been in the bulb growing business since the early 1700's.
The Roozens farm over 1,600 acres: 350 acres of Tulips, 500 acres of Daffodils, 150 acres of Irises, and 600 acres of wheat, plus 16 acres of greenhouses where they grow fresh cut Tulips and other flowers 365 days a year.
People travel from all around the world to view these spectacular fields and the 5-acre display gardens, which are redesigned and replanted each year with more than 1/4 million bulbs.
We noticed young children eagerly picking handfuls of large dandelions (my husband's "favorite" flower) from the fallow fields. However, the dandelions soon wilted and the bouquets were abandoned. (I personally prefer tulips.)
"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." --Claude Monet
You can request a FREE 2017 Bulb Catalog by going to RoozenGaarde's website here.
Place a bulb order of $45.00 or more by June 15, 2017 and receive 20 bulbs FREE. What a deal!
"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." --Luther Burbank