Bulb Planting Ideas for a Rainy Day

THIS is what’s going on in Holland’s Keukenhof gardens as we speak. The 79-acre Keukenhof, an hour south of Amsterdam, may be the world’s most spectacular trade show — an annual explosion of 7 million flowering bulbs showcasing the offerings of Dutch bulb suppliers.

The cheery floral galaxy lasts this year until May 21. Keukenhof is open to the public, and draws 3/4 million visitors from around the world. If you can’t make it this year, check out my pictures taken last April, below. (Feel free to lift them – they make great screen savers!)





About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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4 Responses to Bulb Planting Ideas for a Rainy Day

  1. Adrienne says:

    Luscious! Thanks for sharing these on this rainy day!

  2. Astor C. says:

    What ARE those amazing trees?

  3. cara says:

    They’re European beech trees. The Keukenhof has 2,200 of them. Most of them are 150 years old and dying, and they’re gradually being replaced with young ones.

  4. Mary-Liz says:

    Ahhhhh!! Inspirational!!! Love the muscari rivers.

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