Weekly Flower update 2018 – week 14
Good morning, another weekly flower update for you. Finally we have some color in the fields. The purple crocuses are visible and the yellow colors from the daffodils is more and more visible. Spring has a slow start in 2018! However this will change soon. Have a look…
Current status of the flowers
Well, spring 2018 has a very slow start. Every day I am looking at my tulips in my own garden wondering when they are going to grow and bloom. When I am walking around at Keukenhof you can see the colors change every day. Still a lot of flowers outside are only showing their green leaves, but when the sun is peaking through the clouds you can see some color changes. I even spotted the first red early tulips in bloom like the one in the photo. We are nothing near peak blooming yet, but the weather is finally changing to warmer weather at the end of this week. And warmer weather (and a bit of rain) will cause much more flowers to bloom. Finally!
For all people with the question When are the tulips in bloom in 2018? just click on the link.
Until next Friday we will have some rain and slightly warmer temperatures. Daytime temperatures are around the 14 degrees C (57 F) and in the weekend it will go up to 18 degrees C (64 F) with lots of sunshine. So bring a waterproof jacket and an umbrella in the first half of the week and some sunglasses in the weekend.
Due to the warm and sunny weather I expect that a lot of people travel to the Keukenhof to enjoy the garden. Make sure you have your Skip the line ticket of Keukenhof in advance when traveling by car or your Keukenhof ticket with Public Transportation. You don’t have to wait in line to buy a ticket and have your ticket on your mobile phone (or print it at home just what you prefer).
These temperatures will be perfect to bike around the flower fields and see the daffodils and crocus in bloom. Have a look here for a bike tour.
See information about: How to travel to Keukenhof.
Hortus Bulborum – 90th years
Last May CBS Sunday morning presented a lovely item about the Hortus Bulborum garden in Limmen last May. Situated in the small town of Limmen, between Amsterdam and the cheese city of Alkmaar, the Hortus Bulborum is showing ancient tulips and other flowers from ages back. The oldest tulip in their collection is the Duc van Tol tulip from 1595. They preserve these old varieties of flowers for future generations. It is an absolutely must see destination for everyone who loves unique varieties of spring flowers. This year they celebrate their 90th birthday! They are open from the 6th of April and have a 90th birthday market on the 15th of April.
Have a look for the CBS Sunday Morning item here (3 mins).
Besides visiting Keukenhof there is so much to do in the direct surroundings of Amsterdam and Keukenhof. Have a look:
6, 7 & 8 April – Summer flower Market at Keukenhof. Find the most beautiful dahlia’s and other summer flowers for your own garden.
8 April – Charity event – Running and walking along the flower fields
20 April – Evening flower parade and flower festival Noordwijkerhout
20 April – Meet & Greet at the tourist information center Noordwijkerhout
Wishing you a colorful week! All our photos on our social media are made last couple of days and are actual photos and videos! Perfect to follow the blooming. See you at the next flower update!
Kind regards from Tulips in Holland,
Source: Tulips in Holland
Photo credits: Tulips in Holland