I would've never known there were so many kinds of tulips!! Brian and I ventured to Veldheer Farms this weekend. We thought we were entering a tourist trap. There were wooden shoe makers, Dutch boy hats, and even wooden shoe pencil holders!
The treasure was the tulip fields. It was a $6 entry fee and well worth it. They brag that they plant 5.5 million tulips each year. This was something both Brian and I questioned. We thought tulips were perennials and therefore, lower maintenance. Now I'm finding out they you are supposed to dig up the bulbs once the blooms are gone and store in a cool place until you plant again in the fall. How many other perennials are like that?
Here are a few of the varieties we enjoyed.
I still have to find some Klompen dancers. The best I've found so far was some belly dancers...Coincidentally they were dancing at the children's area. I found it a bit racey for children, especially since one lady was only wearing a bra for a top.