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FOTD: Tulip Show at California Commune

Our son and his girlfriend planned a fabulous day trip near Nevada City, CA. Each year the residents and volunteers plant 17,000 tulips. They buy fresh bulbs from Holland according to one docent.

Here’s a taste.


Cee’s FOTD, Debbie Smyth’s Travel with Intent, Six Word Saturday. I’ll link them when I have my internet. If someone knows how to do it on a phone write me a comment. 🌺🌺

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    • I was amazed that they ordered them new each year. That seems somewhat extravegant to me since tulips can be split off and grown like irises. But I am not a tulip expert and you can’t argue with beauty.

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      • Hi – I didn’t know that tulips clumped and gathered like Iris – partly because my tulip bulbs never lasted when in the ground –
        And I recently got some fun small boxes of bulbs from holland – they were a close out and sadly – I think it was related to the pandemic and their business sales being down
        So the boxes had about 20 bulbs – mixed varieties – and so far it seems like half of the bulbs were viable

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        • Oh, that’s sad. I haven’t planted tulips in a long time. Where we lived was way too hot for them to last very long. (In my opinion). I’ll have to try them next year here in Prescott. It’s plenty cool here. I’m not much of a bulb person. It takes a lot of thinking and planning ahead when they are not in season. LOL

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    • That’s what “Bridget” said. I was shocked because the bulbs multiple. You can separate them and they are beautiful. She said they degrade. I’m not an expert, so OK, but how do the folks in Holland grown them? LOL


      • you already said how they get new bulbs Marsha, the bulbs naturally multiply. So I assume they cleave the bulbs to harvest?
        I hope they at least have a system set up for local gardeners to take the unwanted bulbs? But when I think about it I bet all the Nursery’s selling new bulbs would cry foul If they gave away the bulbs for free! So they probably throw them in the garbage?





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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