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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tulips for Rubbish Tuesday

After all the gorgeous photos of the tulip fields - I thought I'd show you how the fields look once the tulip flowers are picked off.

We drove past a few of the fields last weekend - and they certainly looked different.
 In full bloom
After the flower heads are picked off so the bulbs can spend their energy growing bigger
 It has a beauty of its own - the petals dropped between the rows





 Goodbye tulips - it has been a very good year

18 comments:

thel day said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photo. I wonder if something else is planted in those fields during the summer months. maybe grains?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's always a flip side to everything!

eileeninmd said...

The tulips still look very pretty to me.It is so colorful! Lovely images.

Ela said...

Oh, I love tulips !! And I love these flowers views !!
Greetings

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It does seem rather sad, but I'm so glad you got to see them in full view. Enjoy your day sweet friend. It's hot and sunny here and I'm having a coffee break. Want some? HUGS!!!!

Amy at love made my home said...

I understand, but it seems so sad doesn't it! xx

Marigene said...

So sad they all got topped...some of them would look nice on my table!

doodles n daydreams said...

They are such pretty views, I enjoyed them on this cold wintery day, so cheerful. Thanks.

Diana
http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/derelict.html

Powell River Books said...

I know the fields are for the bulbs, but the blooms are so pretty. Such a shame to get them off in their full glory. I thought Rubbish Tuesday disappeared. I see it's back. - Margy

bettyl-NZ said...

The color is so vibrant in the little lines between the bulbs. It seems like such a waste, but I'm sure it's going to be even better next year.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful tulip fields. It's sad to think of the flowers being discarded when at the height of their beauty, but the rows of petals are lovely, too.

Mary said...

. . . . . . to everything there is a season. We saw their first beauty and now we know there will be healthy bulbs for yet another year.

Mary -

The Furry Gnome said...

Fascinating! I never realized the fields were growing bulbs; I thought it was for cut flowers.

Kay said...

Nice shots. It may be pretty in its own way but it's still sad to see. And so early! The Tulip Festival is typically the whole month of April, isn't it?!

Marie C said...

Really stunning!

Montanagirl said...

Stunning is right! They're beautiful.

Diana Petrillo said...

Beautiful, beautiful photographs, and such an interesting practice. I never would have known--

Candy S said...

JoAnn, Stunning, beautiful, amazing are truly the words to describe the pictures of the tulips as they lie brutalized in the trenches (maybe brutalized is a bit too dramatic?) between the rows of the still green leaves of the tulip plants. It is fascinating to see how commercially grown bulbs are cultivated to achieve the best quality of bulbs to sell (and to plant) for the next generation of tulip plants.... Have a wonderful day..... Candy