I finally made a trip out to our tulip fields only to find…they had been topped! Apparently, they do this for two reasons. Firstly, if they don’t top the plant then the petals will fall to the base and would eventually rot the plant and kill the bulb. The second reason is to allow more energy to be absorbed by the bulb. While I totally get it, I just wish they could have done this next week! Not all was a loss, check back tomorrow for Tulip Visit Part II…the saga continues…
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what a disappointment! nevertheless the pictures are great, love the last 2 ones!
At first, it was a disappointment, however, I did find a few fields (check out the next post)! Thanks for stopping by and for the record…the second to last is my fav! 😉
The uncle of my wife grows flowers for a living and have seen this sad scene before. I love the single tulips in the empty landscape, so maybe it was worth the trip. Waiting for part two,
It was certainly worth the trip (I actually like the single tulip images over the tulip fields)! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting, greatly appreciated!
It’s a pity, but at least you got some unique pictures – I’ve never seen a picture of all those poor tulip heads lying decapitated in rows before!
Hi ya JP! Good to see you around again. It’s an interesting site to see the heads laying in the rows…a little misleading as you can’t see them until you walk past the row!
Whoa! What a shock! BUT, you grabbed the perfect photo opportunity. Pink petals in green valleys and the tulips that survived – very nice!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I rather like the images with just the “missed” tulips, has a rather cool look about it!
I spied your later images WITH tulips, but like you I prefer these image because they’re so different, such a surprise! Thanks for sharing them.