It has been our planned to drive around this sunday in search of Tulip fields, what a dismay when we got up quite late actually and it's been raining. Still we went out as i know soon all the flower heads will be remove. And yeah, we've seen a few that was already started removing the flowers as you can see below. (( you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want))
Growers top the tulips about three weeks after blooming for two reasons: First, they must remove the flowers before the petals fall in the foliage. If they were to ignore this step, the dropping petals would cause the tulip plants to rot and die down before the new bulb(s) had a chance to grow. Topping also removes the seedpod from the plant, which if left would rob some of the energy that would otherwise go to the new bulb. Six to eight weeks after removing the blooms, growers usually dig the tulips and the process of drying, cleaning, grading, and temperature treating takes place. ((copied from tulips.com))
I am really glad we went out...aren't these AMAZING!!
Isn't it appropriate to stitch tulip designs....a very small finish lately. I am working on the Rose alphabet which should actaully completed last month. Too busy with other things though...
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